Arthur Begay

1931 - 2010

Artist biography

Arthur Begay was a creative visual artist, Arthur Begay, born in 1931, died in 2010. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Anke Blankevoort, Tino Aime, Curt-Magnus Addin, Keiko Amamiya, and Eric Auld.

Further Biographical Context for Arthur Begay

Born in 1931, Arthur Begay was primarily influenced by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.