Arthur Van Hecke
1924 - 2003
Arthur Van Hecke was a visual artist. Born in 1924, Arthur Van Hecke passed away in 2003. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Vasile Aciobanitai, Carla Accardi, Francesco Franco, John Arnalukjuak, and Vassili Gontcharov.
Further Biographical Context for Arthur Van Hecke
Arthur Van Hecke was born in 1924 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.