Klaus Markert

1935

Artist biography

Klaus Markert was an artist. Klaus Markert was born in 1935. Artists like Joan Berg Altabé, Rex Backhaus-Smith, Susan Caines, Sakti Burman, and Munir Fahim were also born in 1935.

Further Biographical Context for Klaus Markert

Klaus Markert was born in 1935 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Klaus Markert

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