Ysbrand Gijsbert Batelaan


Artist biography

Ysbrand Gijsbert Batelaan is seen as an established artist, Ysbrand Gijsbert Batelaan was born in 1940. Artists Ettore Spalletti, Hede Bühl, Susan Hambleton, Mersad Berber, and Bikash Bhattacharjee are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ysbrand Gijsbert Batelaan

Ysbrand Gijsbert Batelaan was born in 1940 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.