Patrick Procktor Ra

1936 · Ireland

Artist biography

Patrick Procktor Ra is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Ireland, like other celebrated artists such as John Sheehy, Tom Wood, Jean Curran, Tony Kelly, and Hessam Abrishami. Patrick Procktor Ra was born in 1936.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Patrick Procktor Ra is represented by two galleries, Alan Wheatley Art and The Redfern Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Patrick Procktor Ra is at the moment exhibiting at The Redfern Gallery in London with the exhibition Spring exhibition (04 March 2020 - 17 April 2020). Patrick Procktor Ra's only other exhibition is Large Abstracts, which took place at The Redfern Gallery in London, the United Kingdom (03 September 2019 - 03 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Patrick Procktor Ra

Patrick Procktor Ra was born in 1936 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Patrick Procktor Ra

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