Maksymilian Szoc

1937 - 1983

Artist biography

Maksymilian Szoc was an artist. Born in 1937, Maksymilian Szoc passed away in 1983. Also born in 1937 and of this same generation are Severiano Grande García, Osamu Nakajima, Léon Laucirica, Stanislav Bernstein, and Manuel Valle Romero.

Further Biographical Context for Maksymilian Szoc

Born in 1937, Maksymilian Szoc's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured 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. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many subsequent decades. Significant 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Maksymilian Szoc

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