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Morgan Falconer

German painter and sculptor. He studied sociology, politics and educational theory at university (1970–76). Bömmels became known within the context of German Neo-Expressionism in the early 1980s: he was a member of the Cologne-based group Mülheimer Freiheit, and his vigorous, fluid technique and symbolist leanings led him to be associated with the ‘wild’ painters or New Primitives. ...


Morgan Falconer

German painter and sculptor. He studied at Berlin University but was self-taught as an artist. He came to international prominence in the early 1980s along with a generation of young German Neo-Expressionist painters. In particular, he was associated with a group from Hamburg that included Albert Oehlen (with whom he had a long and formative association) and Martin Kippenberger. Like many of the Hamburg painters, his work was characterized by satirical attacks on the bourgeoisie, while its fantastical and infantilist dimensions were informed by a distaste for the excesses of contemporary mass culture. ...


Sharon Matt Atkins

American painter, printmaker and teacher. Colescott produced highly expressive and gestural paintings that addressed a wide range of social and cultural themes and challenged stereotypes. Interested in issues of race, gender and power, his work critiqued the representation of minorities in literature, history, art and popular culture. Stylistically, his work is indebted to European modernism, particularly Cubism and Expressionism, but also makes references to African sculpture, African American art and post–World War II American styles....


Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Cuban painter, active in the USA. He left Cuba in 1960 and settled in New York, where from 1966 to 1969 he studied at the School of Visual Arts. He was a protagonist of the neo-expressionist movement that emerged in New York in the 1970s (...


Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Eindhoven.


Daniëls trained at the royal academy in 's Hertogenbosch from 1972 to 1975. He lives and works in Eindhoven. From 1977 to 1978 he painted, in an Expressionist style, objects associated with reading, hearing and vision, namely books, record players and cameras. From ...


Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949.

Painter, engraver, lithographer.

Désiro went through a major Expressionist period. His Crucifixion in Red ( Crucifixion en Rouge) shows the painter in a studio cluttered with paintings, in the middle of painting or crucifying a larger than life, suffering Christ. In his later work, he gave his abstract compositions a circular dynamism....


Yugoslav, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France and England.

Born 1948, in Sarajevo (now in Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Installation artist.

Conceptual Art.

The son of a painter, Braco Dimitrijevic was already producing Expressionist works by the age of 10, but he then channelled his energies into competitive skiing. He studied at the academy of fine arts in Zagreb ...


Belgian, 20th century, female.

Born 1911, in Leval-Trahegnies; died 1984, in Watermaal-Bosvoorde.

Painter. Murals.

Berthe Dubail was a student at the Académie de Mons. She started out as a Neo-Expressionist artist, then took her work in an abstract direction. She is specifically interested in materials and - from ...


The term ‘expressionism’ refers in general to the deliberate distortion and exaggeration of forms for expressive effect in artworks. It may also be used with reference to particular historical or cultural iterations—as in (most commonly) German Expressionism, which refers to specific artists and practices of the early 20th century (...


Anne K. Swartz

American painter. Fishman is an abstract painter who came of age at the end of the 1960s when Abstract Expressionism was the dominant mode of painting and the Women’s Movement was gaining momentum. She attended the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, eventually receiving her BFA and BS degree from Tyler School of Fine Arts. There she received two senior prizes—the First Painting Prize, Student Exhibit, Tyler School of Art, and the Bertha Lowenberg Prize for the Senior Woman to Excel in Art (...