(1921 - 2013)
Frank Lobdell was active/lived in California, Kansas, Missouri. Frank Lobdell is known for abstract expression and figurative painting, graphics.
Biography Frank Lobdell
Lobdell's diverse body of work is linked by its shared sense of
humanity. In the 1940s, he was among the pioneers of the San Francisco
Bay Area school of abstract expressionism. During the 1950s, he
gradually reintroduced the human figure into his work, thus expanding
conventional conceptions of both abstraction and figuration. Drawing
inspiration from the vision of Francisco Goya, these works presented a
dark, existential worldview shaped by the cumulative horrors of World
War II, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and the Korean War.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Lobdell expanded the scale and scope of his
figures, which now actively asserted their humanity in opposition to
the threat posed by the war in Vietnam. From the 1980s
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