Lola Massieu

1921

Artist biography

Lola Massieu was a creative artist. Lola Massieu was born in 1921. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Carl Ihrke, Ferenc Fiedler, Herbert Lewis Fink, Viktor Babentsev, and Evelynn Heinemann Skinner.

Further Biographical Context for Lola Massieu

Lola Massieu was born in 1921 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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 grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Key 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Lola Massieu

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