Donald Hedin

1920 - 2012

Artist biography

Donald Hedin was an artist. Born in 1920, Donald Hedin passed away in 2012. Artists like Alain Cornic, William Warren Darley, Sven Olof Aberg, Bill Graveline, and Donald Paul Bloom were also born in 1920.

Further Biographical Context for Donald Hedin

Born in 1920, Donald Hedin grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Donald Hedin

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