Louis John DeDonato [EM RA 1960]

First name: Louis ;
Middle name:
John ;
Last name:
DeDonato ;

Member: Emeritus resident artist ; 
1960 ;
n/a ;



Louis John Dedonato was an artist. Louis John Dedonato was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Leo Dooper, David Andrew, Daisy Andrews, Mathewsie Amidlak, and Henrik De Laborde De Monpezat.

Louis John Dedonato was born in 1934 and was largely influenced 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 leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.




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