1921 - 2005
Oscar Mellor was an artist. Oscar Mellor was born in 1921 and died in 2005. Artists Olgierd Galdynski, Edward Levin, Henricus Petrus Kroesen, Adolf Matura, and Yasse Tabuchi are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Oscar Mellor
Born in 1921, Oscar Mellor's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.