Jerry Mcclish

1920 - 2008

Artist biography

Jerry Mcclish was an artist. Born in 1920, Jerry Mcclish passed away in 2008. Artists Dominik I Dengl, Sho Ishimoto, Jules Bourgat, Hubert E. Marshall, and Sarah Akisuk Alaku are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jerry Mcclish

Jerry Mcclish was born in 1920 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Jerry Mcclish

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