Paddy Bedford

1922 - 2007

Artist biography

Paddy Bedford was a creative visual artist, Paddy Bedford was born in 1922 and died in 2007. Also born in 1922 and of this same generation are Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, Gérard Bastien, Andrée Arty, Mitty Lee Brown, and Thomas Arnel.

Further Biographical Context for Paddy Bedford

Paddy Bedford was born in 1922 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. 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 acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Paddy Bedford