Barry Chamberlain


Artist biography

Barry Chamberlain is regarded as a well established artist, Barry Chamberlain was born in 1928. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Vlassis Caniaris, Wilfred Asplin, Julio Alvarez Gutierrez, Klaus Arnold, and Elliott Erwitt.

Further Biographical Context for Barry Chamberlain

Barry Chamberlain was born in 1928 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.