David Humphreys

1937

Artist biography

David Humphreys was a creative visual artist. David Humphreys was born in 1937. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Matthew Carter, Pierre Boillot, Nuca De Tracunhaém, Adine Engelman, and John Clappison.

Further Biographical Context for David Humphreys

David Humphreys was born in 1937 and grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many decades that followed. 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

David Humphreys

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