John Coburn

1925 - 2006

Artist biography

John Coburn was a creative visual artist, John Coburn, born in 1925, died in 2006. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Otto Muehl, Jarmila Cihankova-Semianova, Gandy Brodie, John Botz, and Bernard Chateau.

Further Biographical Context for John Coburn

John Coburn was born in 1925 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored 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 limitations 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 period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

John Coburn

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