Norman Mangawila

1933 - 1991

Artist biography

Norman Mangawila was a creative visual artist. Born in 1933, Norman Mangawila passed away in 1991. Artists like Carter Leidy, Jiang Han, Monique Henault, Helen Hatch Means, and Nikola Kovacevic were also born in 1933.

Further Biographical Context for Norman Mangawila

Born in 1933, Norman Mangawila was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary 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. Influential 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Norman Mangawila

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