Douglas H. Chaffey


Artist biography

Douglas H. Chaffey is an established contemporary visual artist, Douglas H. Chaffey was born in 1924. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Demetris Constantinou, The Estate Of David Vestal, Hans Borer, John Anasa Thomas Biggers, and Josef Blaumeiser.

Further Biographical Context for Douglas H. Chaffey

Douglas H. Chaffey was born in 1924 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. 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.

Douglas H. Chaffey

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