Catherine Anne Coolahan
Catherine Anne Coolahan is an established contemporary visual artist, Catherine Anne Coolahan was born in 1929. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Turi Simeti, Jiří Balcar, Benbow Bullock, Rimma Vasilyevna Bylinskaya, and Duilio Bartolini.
Further Biographical Context for Catherine Anne Coolahan
Catherine Anne Coolahan was born in 1929 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary 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 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.