Kofi Bailey

1931 - 1981

Artist biography

Kofi Bailey was a visual artist, Born in 1931, Kofi Bailey passed away in 1981. Artists James Richard Blacketer, James Barker, Ida Van Bladel, Charles Bragg, and Kjell Eber Blomberg are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Kofi Bailey

Kofi Bailey was born in 1931 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Kofi Bailey

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