1925 - 2016
John Cody was a creative visual artist, John Cody, born in 1925, died in 2016. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean Davies Clad, Paolo Barrile, Luiza Badescu, Hmayak Bdeyan, and Gabriel Cualladó.
Further Biographical Context for John Cody
John Cody was born in 1925 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated 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 limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.