Gerry Baptist


Artist biography

Gerry Baptist is seen as an established contemporary artist, Gerry Baptist was born in 1935. Artists José Antequera Alvarez, Claude Barre, Don Mccullin, Cohen, Ira, and Bonalumi Agostino are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gerry Baptist

Gerry Baptist was born in 1935 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied 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, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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.

Gerry Baptist

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