Thomas Leo Blackwell

1938

Artist biography

Thomas Leo Blackwell is an established contemporary artist, Thomas Leo Blackwell was born in 1938. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Paul Boam, Rachel Aragon, Brehmer, Ju Ming, and Béla Szakáts.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Leo Blackwell

Born in 1938, Thomas Leo Blackwell's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. 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 unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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.

Thomas Leo Blackwell

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