Gerard D.A. Henderson

1928 - 2014

Artist biography

Gerard D.A. Henderson was an artist. Born in 1928, Gerard D.A. Henderson passed away in 2014. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Marc Alikaswa, Maureen Fair, Aldo Ballo, Mike Andrews, and André Fricx.

Further Biographical Context for Gerard D.A. Henderson

Born in 1928, Gerard D.A. Henderson was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Gerard D.A. Henderson

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