1939 - 2017
Murray Ball was a creative visual artist, Murray Ball, born in 1939, died in 2017. Artists John Francis Boyd, Konrad Lueg, Makusi Panutu Anauta, Pat Algar, and Alfredo Brusorio are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Murray Ball
Murray Ball was born in 1939 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.