Desmond Hickey

1937 - 2007

Artist biography

Desmond Hickey was a visual artist. Desmond Hickey was born in 1937 and died in 2007. Also born in 1937 and of this same generation are Marcia Blackman, Nja Mahdaoui, Cao Chunsheng, Margot Günther, and Ralph Adron.

Further Biographical Context for Desmond Hickey

Desmond Hickey was born in 1937 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about 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. Significant 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Desmond Hickey

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