Nancy Mclaughlin

1932 - 1984

Artist biography

Nancy Mclaughlin was a creative visual artist. Born in 1932, Nancy Mclaughlin passed away in 1984. Artists like Ross Coates, Arnaldo Arno Agliati, Alfred Gustav, Jorge Mori, and José Luis Barcelona Farabo were also born in 1932.

Further Biographical Context for Nancy Mclaughlin

Nancy Mclaughlin was born in 1932 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Nancy Mclaughlin

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