Edith Cowlishaw


Artist biography

Edith Cowlishaw is seen as an established artist, Edith Cowlishaw was born in 1924. Artists like Hans Bayens, Maxime Bühler, François Bouche, Tullio Bonso, and Fernando Zóbel were also born in 1924.

Further Biographical Context for Edith Cowlishaw

Born in 1924, Edith Cowlishaw's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Edith Cowlishaw

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