John Edward Croney

1921

Artist biography

John Edward Croney is an established contemporary visual artist, John Edward Croney was born in 1921. Artists like Peter Brown, Bob Berg, Gigi Caldanzano, Arwed Balke, and Charles F. Cajori were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for John Edward Croney

John Edward Croney was born in 1921 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition 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 predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

John Edward Croney

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