1929 - 2001
José Montes was an artist. José Montes was born in 1929 and died in 2001. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Hebe Mariana Grondona, Toshio Arai, Josef Jira, Li Yuan Chia, and Gérard Arnaud.
Further Biographical Context for José Montes
Born in 1929, José Montes was largely inspired by the 1950s. 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 maturation in the United States for many subsequent decades. 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.