Erling Andersen (1937-2010)
|Artist Name||Erling Andersen (1937-2010)|
|Title||Abstract Composition with Ochre|
|Description||This striking Abstract Expressionist sixties composition is by Danish artist Erling Andersen. Painted in 1969 it is a mixed media composition on canvas, mounted on board and housed in a white float mount frame. The composition is a vibrant mixture of ochre and red on black and is an excellent example of his work and of Scandinavian abstract art from the sixties.
Signed and dated '69 upper left.
|Medium||Mixed Media on Canvas|
|Size||17 x 15 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a white float mount gallery frame, 27 inches by 25 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Erling Andersen is a Danish born contemporary artist considered well established. Erling Andersen was born in 1937 and died in 2010. Artists Rosanna Rossi, Jack Mendenhall, Anna Blume, Natalia LL, and Alfredo Avitabile are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Erling Andersen
Born in 1937, Erling Andersen's creative work was predominantly influenced 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 substantial 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 later 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 revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.