David Holmes

1940 - 2010

Artist biography

David Holmes was a creative visual artist. David Holmes was born in 1940 and died in 2010. Artists like Alfred Brandmeier, Eliseo Mattiacci, Patrick Byrne, Abbas Kiarostami, and Cecilia Cunha were also born in 1940.

Further Biographical Context for David Holmes

Born in 1940, David Holmes' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. 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 substantial 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 grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

David Holmes

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