Zaven Petrosovic Arsakuni

1932 - 2012

Artist biography

Zaven Petrosovic Arsakuni was a creative artist, Zaven Petrosovic Arsakuni, born in 1932, died in 2012. Also born in 1932 and of this same generation are Gerhard Richter, Joao Mario Ayres De Oliveira, David Plowden, Tamara Aladin, and Hiroshi Nakamura.

Further Biographical Context for Zaven Petrosovic Arsakuni

Zaven Petrosovic Arsakuni was born in 1932 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.