Dee Connett

1935

Artist biography

Dee Connett is seen as an established contemporary artist, Dee Connett was born in 1935. Artists Thomas Akawie, Jérôme Bromfay, Pascali Pino, Robert Overby, and Arthur Burgess are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dee Connett

Born in 1935, Dee Connett was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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.

Dee Connett

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