Bernard Terry Casey

1939

Artist biography

Bernard Terry Casey is an established contemporary artist, Bernard Terry Casey was born in 1939. Artists Elizabeth Buchanan, Ludmilla Von Arseniew, Adelle Badeaux, Patrick Bertrand, and Riccardo Benvenuti are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Terry Casey

Born in 1939, Bernard Terry Casey grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored 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. Key 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.

Bernard Terry Casey

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