Sanford Fisher

1927 - 1988

Artist biography

Sanford Fisher was a visual artist. Born in 1927, Sanford Fisher passed away in 1988. Artists like Gianni De Luca, Herbert Aulich, Samuel Clark, Joaquin Crespo Manzano, and Georges Badin were also born in 1927.

Further Biographical Context for Sanford Fisher

Born in 1927, Sanford Fisher was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Sanford Fisher

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