Bob Cargill


Artist biography

Bob Cargill is regarded as a well established artist, Bob Cargill was born in 1940. Artists Wolfgang E. Biedermann, Henry Brownlee, Michael Berezener, Stuart Atkinson, and Clifford V. Barnes are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bob Cargill

Born in 1940, Bob Cargill's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Bob Cargill

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