1920 - 2012
Leon Mcfadden was a creative artist. Leon Mcfadden was born in 1920 and died in 2012. Artists like Jan Homolka, Jesus M. Hurtado, The Estate Of Chu Teh-Chun, Curt Knauf, and Bedrich Klouzek were also born in 1920.
Further Biographical Context for Leon Mcfadden
Leon Mcfadden was born in 1920 and was primarily inspired 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 significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.