John Graham Coughtry

1931 - 1999

Artist biography

John Graham Coughtry was an artist, Born in 1931, John Graham Coughtry passed away in 1999. Artists like Myrna Baez, Kofi Bailey, Marie Claire Bauer-Verkest, Alice Mackler, and Jack Chambers were also born in 1931.

Further Biographical Context for John Graham Coughtry

John Graham Coughtry was born in 1931 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose 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 subsequent 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 Graham Coughtry

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