Allan Rees Cownie

1927 - 2015

Artist biography

Allan Rees Cownie was a visual artist, Born in 1927, Allan Rees Cownie passed away in 2015. Artists like Vittorio Brevi, William James (Will) Gallagher, Linda Bopirri, Karl-Ludwig Böke, and Erika Bauer were also born in 1927.

Further Biographical Context for Allan Rees Cownie

Born in 1927, Allan Rees Cownie was largely influenced 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 leading 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’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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.

Allan Rees Cownie