1929 - 2016
Jerry Meatyard was an artist. Jerry Meatyard was born in 1929 and died in 2016. Artists like Sadio Diakité, Gheorghe Botan, Wolfgang Gross-Mario, Giuseppe Cattaneo, and Arthur Berckmans were also born in 1929.
Further Biographical Context for Jerry Meatyard
Born in 1929, Jerry Meatyard's creative work was largely inspired 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 later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.