Joe Makkatuq Makittuq


Artist biography

Joe Makkatuq Makittuq was a creative visual artist. Joe Makkatuq Makittuq was born in 1935. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Erwin Kalla, Alex Janvier, Jacques Drai, Lyle Duxbury, and Frans Köhler.

Further Biographical Context for Joe Makkatuq Makittuq

Born in 1935, Joe Makkatuq Makittuq was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Joe Makkatuq Makittuq

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