Mabel Martin

1920 - 1937

Artist biography

Mabel Martin was a creative visual artist. Born in 1920, Mabel Martin passed away in 1937. Artists George Bass, Dirk Cornelis Breed, Turid Eng, Alfred Cohen, and Bernhard Langer are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Mabel Martin

Born in 1920, Mabel Martin was primarily 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 artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial 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. Influential 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mabel Martin

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