Doug Corker

1939 - 2012

Artist biography

Doug Corker was an artist, Doug Corker was born in 1939 and died in 2012. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Achille Bonito Oliva, Kikuo Saito, Marek Szczęsny, Robert Bennett, and Nicholas Barnham.

Further Biographical Context for Doug Corker

Doug Corker was born in 1939 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored 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 strict 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.