Alan Fleming

1929 · Canada

Artist biography

Alan Fleming is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Canada. Alan Fleming was born in 1929. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Audrey Capel Doray, Greg Curnoe, Alex Colville and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

Alan Fleming's Gallery representation

Alan Fleming is represented and exhibited by LVL3 located in Chicago, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Alan Fleming

Born in 1929, Alan Fleming's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

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