1939 - 2017
John Mecray was a visual artist. John Mecray was born in 1939 and died in 2017. Artists Vera Lehndorff, Teresa Korneluk-Nizialek, Marcel Grauwe De, Anna Metz, and Lin Fengsu are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for John Mecray
John Mecray was born in 1939 and grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning 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. Important 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.