Charles Counts

1934 - 2000

Artist biography

Charles Counts was a visual artist, Born in 1934, Charles Counts passed away in 2000. Artists like Paul Agustoni, Manuel Calvo, *Mario Schifano, Franco Accrescimbeni, and Natvar Bhavsar were also born in 1934.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Counts

Charles Counts was born in 1934 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Charles Counts

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