Delores Connett

1935

Artist biography

Delores Connett is an established contemporary artist, Delores Connett was born in 1935. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Chen Bingsheng, Franco Bruna, Roman Bartkiw, Alain Boullet, and Mario Alvarez.

Further Biographical Context for Delores Connett

Born in 1935, Delores Connett was primarily inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been 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 properties 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. 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Delores Connett

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