Patricia Grimshaw

1938

Artist biography

Patricia Grimshaw was a creative visual artist. Patricia Grimshaw was born in 1938. Artists like Paul Bisson, Jean Glibert, Christian Belin, Allen Stevens Dodworth, and Alev Siesbye were also born in 1938.

Further Biographical Context for Patricia Grimshaw

Patricia Grimshaw was born in 1938 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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 highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.