Joan Condins

1929

Artist biography

Joan Condins is seen as an established artist, Joan Condins was born in 1929. Artists like Günther Berger, Chen Jinzhang, Gérard Arnaud, Jo Baer, and Roger Bohnenblust were also born in 1929.

Further Biographical Context for Joan Condins

Joan Condins was born in 1929 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Joan Condins

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