Donald Cooper

1929

Artist biography

Donald Cooper is a contemporary artist considered well established, Donald Cooper was born in 1929. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Luis García Núñez, André Bertran, Monique Bizi-Velpry, Angel Badia Camps, and Colin Carr.

Further Biographical Context for Donald Cooper

Donald Cooper was born in 1929 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Donald Cooper

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