Edwy Francis Cooke
1926 - 2000
Edwy Francis Cooke was a visual artist, Born in 1926, Edwy Francis Cooke passed away in 2000. Artists Leon Kossoff, Pedro Amorsolo, Kobi Baumgartner, Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev, and Charles Baxter are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Edwy Francis Cooke
Edwy Francis Cooke was born in 1926 and was largely influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.