Richard Borthwick Gorman

1935

Artist biography

Richard Borthwick Gorman was an artist. Richard Borthwick Gorman was born in 1935. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Gustavo Giulietti, Ha Chong-Hyun, Agostino Bonalumi, Andreas Brandt, and Stanislas Fischer.

Further Biographical Context for Richard Borthwick Gorman

Born in 1935, Richard Borthwick Gorman grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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.

Richard Borthwick Gorman

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