Clayton George Bailey

1939

Artist biography

Clayton George Bailey is seen as an established artist, Clayton George Bailey was born in 1939. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Luis Arbondo, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Jean Pierre Raynaud, Simeonie Allurut, and Narayanan Akkitham.

Further Biographical Context for Clayton George Bailey

Born in 1939, Clayton George Bailey was primarily inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed 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. 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Clayton George Bailey

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