Norman Brown

1933 - 1999

Artist biography

Norman Brown was a creative visual artist, Born in 1933, Norman Brown passed away in 1999. Artists like Lucio Del Pezzo, Keith Francis Arnold Beal, Bao Jia, Michel De Alvis, and Dodo Arslan were also born in 1933.

Further Biographical Context for Norman Brown

Born in 1933, Norman Brown was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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 basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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 revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Norman Brown

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