Alan Cote

1937

Artist biography

Alan Cote is an established contemporary visual artist, Alan Cote was born in 1937. Artists John W. Bramham, David Hockney, Marjorie Bussey, Jan M. Asselbergs, and Walter Stöhrer are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Alan Cote

Born in 1937, Alan Cote was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured 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. Significant 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.