Dorothy Hollinger


Artist biography

Dorothy Hollinger was an artist. Dorothy Hollinger was born in 1931. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Sylvia Birch Halperin, Albert Grosfeld, John A. Bruce, Waldo Balart, and Jerzy Desselberger.

Further Biographical Context for Dorothy Hollinger

Dorothy Hollinger was born in 1931 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. 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 was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition 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 influential artists of this period. 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.

Dorothy Hollinger

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