Edwin Haddock Aldridge

1921 - 1996

Artist biography

Edwin Haddock Aldridge was a visual artist. Edwin Haddock Aldridge was born in 1921 and died in 1996. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Luigi Crippa, Henry Beaudry, James Dixon, Oskar Bottoli, and Gertrude Russel Barrer.

Further Biographical Context for Edwin Haddock Aldridge

Edwin Haddock Aldridge was born in 1921 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures 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 time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Edwin Haddock Aldridge

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