1921 - 2013
Larry Mohr was a creative visual artist. Larry Mohr was born in 1921 and died in 2013. Artists like Gérald Goy, Lin Sunruo, Vaughan Gwillim Bevan, Charles Houston Dennis, and Christiane Levrat were also born in 1921.
Further Biographical Context for Larry Mohr
Born in 1921, Larry Mohr's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed 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. Important 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.