Francis Cunningham is an established contemporary artist, Francis Cunningham was born in 1931. Artists Dave Heath, Nikolaj Babin, Raphael Bahautdinov, Hiroshi Asada, and Keiko Amamiya are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Francis Cunningham
Born in 1931, Francis Cunningham grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 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.