Eyvindur Mohr

1926 · Faroe Islands

Artist biography

Eyvindur Mohr is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Faroe Islands, like other renowned artists such as Liv Ejdesgaard, William Heinesen, Hansine Iversen, Bjarni Mohr, and Ingalvur Av Reyni. Eyvindur Mohr was born in 1926.

Further Biographical Context for Eyvindur Mohr

Born in 1926, Eyvindur Mohr was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.