1939 - 2007
Kevin Atkinson was an artist, Born in 1939, Kevin Atkinson passed away in 2007. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are William Eggleston, Jill Freedman, Patrick Hughes, Ilse Abka Prandstetter, and Josef Auer.
Further Biographical Context for Kevin Atkinson
Kevin Atkinson was born in 1939 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning 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 later 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.