Hobart Brown

1934 - 2007

Artist biography

Hobart Brown was a visual artist, Hobart Brown, born in 1934, died in 2007. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Keith Anden Achepohl, Mususi Uniurtitak Ainalik, Ademaro Bardelli, Mayo Abitia, and Mårten Andersson.

Further Biographical Context for Hobart Brown

Hobart Brown was born in 1934 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Hobart Brown

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