1939 - 1986
Antanas Martinaitis was an artist. Born in 1939, Antanas Martinaitis passed away in 1986. Artists like Wim Biewenga, José Antonio Estirado Cruz, Andrzej Lukaszewski, Judith Hines Kanis, and Dinh Cuong were also born in 1939.
Further Biographical Context for Antanas Martinaitis
Born in 1939, Antanas Martinaitis was largely influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, 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. Influential 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 grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.