Douglas Chun

1932

Artist biography

Douglas Chun is regarded as a well established artist, Douglas Chun was born in 1932. Also born in 1932 and of this same generation are Nelson Leirner, Jenny Barwell, Euan Uglow, Tadaaki Kuwayama, and Yvette Boulanger.

Further Biographical Context for Douglas Chun

Born in 1932, Douglas Chun grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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 revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Douglas Chun

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