Dennis Hawkins

1925 - 2001

Artist biography

Dennis Hawkins was a creative artist. Born in 1925, Dennis Hawkins passed away in 2001. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Ida Cadorin, Franco Betti, Ed Van Der Elsken, Stefan Gierowski, and Leonardo Cremonini.

Further Biographical Context for Dennis Hawkins

Born in 1925, Dennis Hawkins was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Dennis Hawkins

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