Chan Gaylord

1925

Artist biography

Chan Gaylord is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chan Gaylord was born in 1925. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Liselotte Anschütz-Russwurm, Enrique Boris, John Altoon, Francisco Arnedo Linares, and Luigi Brambati.

Further Biographical Context for Chan Gaylord

Born in 1925, Chan Gaylord was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chan Gaylord

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