David Cearns

1933

Artist biography

David Cearns is an established contemporary visual artist, David Cearns was born in 1933. Artists Chryssa, Samuelis Bakas, Janina Berdak, Norman Brown, and Martina Pisuyui Anoee are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for David Cearns

David Cearns was born in 1933, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

David Cearns

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