David W. Coffin

1950

Artist biography

David W. Coffin is regarded as a well established artist, David W. Coffin was born in 1950. Also born in 1950 and of this same generation are Peter Sacks, Dan Constantinescu, Carmen Calvo, Daphné Du Barry, and Marga Adama.

Further Biographical Context for David W. Coffin

David W. Coffin was born in 1950 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical ideologies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.