Cris Alexander

1920 - 2012

Artist biography

Cris Alexander was a creative visual artist, Born in 1920, Cris Alexander passed away in 2012. Artists like André Affolter, Shirley Appleton, George Tooker, Robert Müller, and Jørgen Nash were also born in 1920.

Further Biographical Context for Cris Alexander

Born in 1920, Cris Alexander was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief 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 limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Cris Alexander

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