Donovan T. Chester


Artist biography

Donovan T. Chester is an established contemporary artist, Donovan T. Chester was born in 1940. Artists Cesare Calvi, Blythe Bohnen, Pierre Baey, Nadia Pasquer, and Aleksandr Vladimirovich Blesinger are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Donovan T. Chester

Born in 1940, Donovan T. Chester's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.