Gerald Ferguson

1937 · Canada

Artist biography

Gerald Ferguson is seen as an established artist, who originates from Canada. Gerald Ferguson was born in 1937. Artists Audrey Capel Doray, Greg Curnoe, Alex Colville and Jean-Paul Riopelle are of the same generation and same country as Gerald Ferguson.

Gerald Ferguson's Gallery representation

Gerald Ferguson's work is available for viewing at CANADA located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Gerald Ferguson

Born in 1937, Gerald Ferguson was primarily inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

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