Pat Algar

1939

Artist biography

Pat Algar is an established artist, Pat Algar was born in 1939. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are Adolfo Schlosser, A.R. Penck, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Carl Francis Andrew, and Martin Asbury.

Further Biographical Context for Pat Algar

Pat Algar was born in 1939 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Pat Algar

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