Philippa Denby

1938

Artist biography

Philippa Denby was a creative artist. Philippa Denby was born in 1938. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are George Andreas, Daniel Cande, Joe Bohler, Marcel Couchot, and Jean Cabut.

Further Biographical Context for Philippa Denby

Born in 1938, Philippa Denby was primarily inspired by the 1950s. 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 substantial 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 decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. 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.