Owen Molloy


Artist biography

Owen Molloy was an artist. Owen Molloy was born in 1934. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Jacques Gabriel, Arthur Robert Koch, John Clinch, Duran Karaca, and Elisabetta Gut.

Further Biographical Context for Owen Molloy

Born in 1934, Owen Molloy was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed 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 predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Owen Molloy

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