Bradford E. Connor
1939 - 2014
Bradford E. Connor was a visual artist, Bradford E. Connor was born in 1939 and died in 2014. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bob Bennett, Lise Brachet, Bernard Terry Casey, Tadas Burba, and Barbara Dewayne Chase-Riboud.
Further Biographical Context for Bradford E. Connor
Born in 1939, Bradford E. Connor 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 unified 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 highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.