John Clague

1928 - 2004

Artist biography

John Clague was a creative artist, John Clague, born in 1928, died in 2004. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Garry Winogrand, Sadwelkar Baburao, Mario Barbieri, Konstantin Bourov, and Klaus Brunner.

Further Biographical Context for John Clague

John Clague was born in 1928 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief 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 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 later 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.

John Clague

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