1940 - 2013
Campbell Cornish was a creative visual artist, Campbell Cornish, born in 1940, died in 2013. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ana Vieira, Peter Bläsche, Lene Regius, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, and Arthur Tress.
Further Biographical Context for Campbell Cornish
Born in 1940, Campbell Cornish was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning 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. Significant 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.