1929 - 2008
Karl Marx was a creative visual artist. Born in 1929, Karl Marx passed away in 2008. Artists Kathryn Ballard, Alexandre Mitchourin, Robert D'Arista, Han Zhang, and Otmar Heckenroth are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Karl Marx
Born in 1929, Karl Marx' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose 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 subsequent 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.