Zenaida Gourievna Booyakovitch


Artist biography

Zenaida Gourievna Booyakovitch is regarded as a well established artist, Zenaida Gourievna Booyakovitch was born in 1924. Artists like Maria Franks Abrams, Agnete Bjerre, Curly Barrkadubbu, Bertil Andersson, and Nyuju Stumpy Brown were also born in 1924.

Further Biographical Context for Zenaida Gourievna Booyakovitch

Born in 1924, Zenaida Gourievna Booyakovitch's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Zenaida Gourievna Booyakovitch

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