Lydia Corbett

1934

Artist biography

Lydia Corbett is seen as an established artist, Lydia Corbett was born in 1934. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Mary Hilde Ruth Bauermeister, Maurice Arama, Waldemar Andrzejewski, José Johann Seinen, and Rafael Bosch.

Further Biographical Context for Lydia Corbett

Lydia Corbett was born in 1934 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were 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. 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Lydia Corbett

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