Elwyn Bush

1931

Artist biography

Elwyn Bush is regarded as a well established artist, Elwyn Bush was born in 1931. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Claude Blin, Christl Bolterauer, Björn Adegren, Mary Maurel Of Maillé, and Nina Aleksander-Ristic.

Further Biographical Context for Elwyn Bush

Elwyn Bush was born in 1931 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, 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. Influential 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 grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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 reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Elwyn Bush

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