Donald Houston Curley

1940 - 2009

Artist biography

Donald Houston Curley was an artist, Donald Houston Curley was born in 1940 and died in 2009. Artists Gustave Aly, Mahoud Ahmad, Imants Krepics, Issei Suda, and Stephen Kaltenbach are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Donald Houston Curley

Born in 1940, Donald Houston Curley's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. 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.