Columbus Knox

1923 - 1999

Artist biography

Columbus Knox was a creative visual artist. Born in 1923, Columbus Knox passed away in 1999. Artists like John Harris, Aimé Eon, Miles Forst, Marcel Denis, and Robert Boulanger were also born in 1923.

Further Biographical Context for Columbus Knox

Born in 1923, Columbus Knox was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose 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 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.

Columbus Knox

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