Lew Merrim

1922 - 2011

Artist biography

Lew Merrim was a visual artist. Lew Merrim was born in 1922 and died in 2011. Also born in 1922 and of this same generation are Frans Marcel Gossé, Jaime Del Valle Inclán, Francisco Mora, José Manuel Alberdi, and Jean Vincent De Crozals.

Further Biographical Context for Lew Merrim

Lew Merrim was born in 1922 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary 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. Influential 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Lew Merrim

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