Joao Martins Da Costa

1921 - 2005

Artist biography

Joao Martins Da Costa was a creative visual artist. Born in 1921, Joao Martins Da Costa passed away in 2005. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Antoni Mut Torroja, Pieter Defesche, Antonin Jindrich, Fred Andersson, and Kurt Johannes Hauer.

Further Biographical Context for Joao Martins Da Costa

Joao Martins Da Costa was born in 1921 and was largely 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 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. Influential 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.

Joao Martins Da Costa

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