George Harkins


Artist biography

George Harkins was a creative artist. George Harkins was born in 1934. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Arvid Andersson, Chuang Che, Frans Devree, Ignacio Garcia Ergüin, and Gheorghe Cernăianu.

Further Biographical Context for George Harkins

Born in 1934, George Harkins was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

George Harkins

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