Eddie Harlis

1928 - 1985

Artist biography

Eddie Harlis was an artist. Eddie Harlis was born in 1928 and died in 1985. Artists like Jcj Vanderheyden, Anthony Groves-Raines, David Evans Black, Julio Barragan, and Donald Begbie were also born in 1928.

Further Biographical Context for Eddie Harlis

Born in 1928, Eddie Harlis was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later 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.

Eddie Harlis

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