Carlton Sturges Abbott


Artist biography

Carlton Sturges Abbott is an established contemporary visual artist, Carlton Sturges Abbott was born in 1939. Artists like A. R. Penck, Shigeo Anzaï, P. Struycken, Vera Lehndorff, and Barbara Hammer were also born in 1939.

Further Biographical Context for Carlton Sturges Abbott

Born in 1939, Carlton Sturges Abbott grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about 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. Influential 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Carlton Sturges Abbott

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