Jozsef Beck

1922

Artist biography

Jozsef Beck is a contemporary artist considered well established, Jozsef Beck was born in 1922. Artists René Audebes, Biruta Baumane, John Bunguwuy, Anne T. Basile, and Harry Bishop are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jozsef Beck

Born in 1922, Jozsef Beck was largely inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Jozsef Beck

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