Douglas Hills

1924 - 1988

Artist biography

Douglas Hills was a visual artist. Born in 1924, Douglas Hills passed away in 1988. Artists like Gyorgy Gordon, Manuel Caballero, Jurij Jevdokymovyc Balykov, Valdis Buss, and Elfriede Mejchar were also born in 1924.

Further Biographical Context for Douglas Hills

Born in 1924, Douglas Hills' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades that followed. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Douglas Hills

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