Antonín Chmelk

1924 - 2000

Artist biography

Antonín Chmelk was a creative visual artist, Born in 1924, Antonín Chmelk passed away in 2000. Artists like John Anasa Thomas Biggers, Odd Tandberg, Ramón Aguilar More, Emery Bopp, and Samuel Amato were also born in 1924.

Further Biographical Context for Antonín Chmelk

Born in 1924, Antonín Chmelk's creative work was primarily 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 prominent 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 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Antonín Chmelk

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