Dick Higgins

1938 - 1998

Artist biography

Dick Higgins was a creative artist. Born in 1938, Dick Higgins passed away in 1998. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bob Marchant, Raymond Waydelich, Hector Burton, Paul Cederdorff, and Concepciòn Espinosa Fuentes.

Further Biographical Context for Dick Higgins

Dick Higgins was born in 1938 and grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary 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. 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Dick Higgins

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