Donald Roderick Clarke
Donald Roderick Clarke is an established artist, Donald Roderick Clarke was born in 1927. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ross Andru, Gerald F. Brommer, Bård Brodersen, Mikhail Akinshin, and Lena Brauer.
Further Biographical Context for Donald Roderick Clarke
Donald Roderick Clarke was born in 1927 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. 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 revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.