Neil Dallas Brown

1938 - 2003

Artist biography

Neil Dallas Brown was a visual artist, Neil Dallas Brown was born in 1938 and died in 2003. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are Mary Barrett Brown, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Otto Aguiar, Neda Al-Hilali, and Gheorghe I. Anghel.

Further Biographical Context for Neil Dallas Brown

Neil Dallas Brown was born in 1938 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. 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 properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict 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.

Neil Dallas Brown

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