Frank Cornwall

1939

Artist biography

Frank Cornwall is seen as an established artist, Frank Cornwall was born in 1939. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are William Eggleston, Ben Af Schulten, Bill Broder, Peter Struycken, and Janice Dibattista Allen.

Further Biographical Context for Frank Cornwall

Frank Cornwall was born in 1939, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere 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 decades to come. 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.