Jef Gravis

1938

Artist biography

Jef Gravis was a creative visual artist. Jef Gravis was born in 1938. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fen Zeng, Francesco Bocola, Viktor Bilčík, James Burpee, and Jacques Chaidron.

Further Biographical Context for Jef Gravis

Born in 1938, Jef Gravis was primarily influenced by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated 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 development 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Jef Gravis

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