Denise Bates

1928

Artist biography

Denise Bates is regarded as a well established artist, Denise Bates was born in 1928. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Anna P. Baker, Brother Mel Meyer, Beatrice Behan, Yun Hyong-Keun, and Minol Araki.

Further Biographical Context for Denise Bates

Denise Bates was born in 1928 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. 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 important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant 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 foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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.

Denise Bates

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