From Bow Island, Alberta
Clyfford Still was a painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists.
Born in 1904 in Grandin, North Dakota
Grew up in Bow Island, Alberta
Died in 1980 in Baltimore, Maryland
Clyfford Still developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II. Still has been credited with laying the groundwork for the movement, as his shift from representational to abstract painting occurred between 1938 and 1942, earlier than his colleagues.
What is Clyfford Still’s Work “About?”
STILL: A Documentary Preview
Bow Island is a quiet town in the middle of a very diverse agricultural area in southern Alberta. The town is surrounded by irrigated farming which encompasses a variety of different crops such as beans, potatoes, sugar beets, dill, spearmint, and a very progressive dryland farming economy.
The community of Bow Island received its first post-colonial families in 1900. In February 1910, the Village of Bow Island was formed, and by March 1912 the village was declared the Town of Bow Island.