Damayanti Chowla

1920 - 2004

Artist biography

Damayanti Chowla was a visual artist, Damayanti Chowla, born in 1920, died in 2004. Also born in 1920 and of this same generation are Marg Bowen, Alain Cornic, Ehrtfried Böhm, Slobodan Bogojevic, and Siegfried Norbert Amerstorfer.

Further Biographical Context for Damayanti Chowla

Damayanti Chowla was born in 1920 and was predominantly 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 prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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 basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Damayanti Chowla

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