Gil Jamieson

1934 - 1992

Artist biography

Gil Jamieson was a visual artist. Gil Jamieson was born in 1934 and died in 1992. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Françoise Julien, Charles Counts, Robert Carrol, Peter Grossbach, and Gao Yuren.

Further Biographical Context for Gil Jamieson

Gil Jamieson was born in 1934 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed 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 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.