Jessie Benton Gray Evans

1938

Artist biography

Jessie Benton Gray Evans was a visual artist. Jessie Benton Gray Evans was born in 1938. Artists like Günter Brus, Fang Tang, Ted Dimond, Lola Nampijinpa Brown, and Georgio Benayoun were also born in 1938.

Further Biographical Context for Jessie Benton Gray Evans

Born in 1938, Jessie Benton Gray Evans was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions 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 strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Jessie Benton Gray Evans

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