Ken Mattingly was a creative artist. Ken Mattingly was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mirjana Isaković, Daniela Da Riva, Nicolaas Hubertus Van Bekkum, Lian Zhan, and Gilbert Bazard.
Further Biographical Context for Ken Mattingly
Born in 1936, Ken Mattingly was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.