Johannes Henricus Meiring
1934 - 2010
Johannes Henricus Meiring was a visual artist. Born in 1934, Johannes Henricus Meiring passed away in 2010. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Janusz Christa, Kong Zhongqi, Vincent Halflants, William Aiken, and Maria Koehler.
Further Biographical Context for Johannes Henricus Meiring
Born in 1934, Johannes Henricus Meiring's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later 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.