Benjamin Britt

1923 - 1996

Artist biography

Benjamin Britt was a visual artist, Benjamin Britt was born in 1923 and died in 1996. Artists like Heikki Harras Alitalo, Robert Seymour Alexander, Vassili Arlachine, Norman Atkinson, and Oscar Van Alphen were also born in 1923.

Further Biographical Context for Benjamin Britt

Born in 1923, Benjamin Britt was largely inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive 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. Influential 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 revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Benjamin Britt

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