Douglas Lloyd Cockburn


Artist biography

Douglas Lloyd Cockburn is an established artist, Douglas Lloyd Cockburn was born in 1933. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Robert Ronnie Branaman, Franco Adami, Pistoletto Michelangelo, George Beckman, and Hildegard Beusch.

Further Biographical Context for Douglas Lloyd Cockburn

Douglas Lloyd Cockburn was born in 1933 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been 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 techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.