Bob Conge

1939

Artist biography

Bob Conge is seen as an established contemporary artist, Bob Conge was born in 1939. Artists Brigid Polk, Aurel Acasandrei, Luna Alston, Panaiot Apostolov, and Jürgen Barth are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bob Conge

Bob Conge was born in 1939 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.