George Carpenter

1928 - 2006

Artist biography

George Carpenter was a visual artist, Born in 1928, George Carpenter passed away in 2006. Artists Henning Bjørn, Mike Andrews, László Bokros, Teresa Rudowicz, and Ralph Moffett Arnold are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for George Carpenter

George Carpenter was born in 1928 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential 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.