Ernest Burnett Hood

1932 - 1988

Artist biography

Ernest Burnett Hood was an artist. Ernest Burnett Hood was born in 1932 and died in 1988. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Charles Filoni, François Armanet, Jumana El Husseini, Uri Chablykine, and Boris Botchkarev.

Further Biographical Context for Ernest Burnett Hood

Ernest Burnett Hood was born in 1932 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. 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 revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ernest Burnett Hood

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