John William Coley


Artist biography

John William Coley is a contemporary artist considered well established, John William Coley was born in 1935. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Juan Manuel Barrigón, Derek Carruthers, Hélène Costa De Beauregard, Giovanni Conservo, and Teo Asensio.

Further Biographical Context for John William Coley

John William Coley was born in 1935 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature 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 William Coley

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