Marek Szczęsny

1939 · Poland

Artist biography

Marek Szczęsny is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Poland, like other prominent artists such as Justyna Górowska, Jagna Ciuchta, Filip Berendt, Joanna Malinowska, and Tadeusz Kantor. Marek Szczęsny was born in 1939.

Marek Szczęsny's Gallery representation

Marek Szczęsny is represented by Galeria Foksal located in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Marek Szczęsny

Born in 1939, Marek Szczęsny 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 important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial 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 basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important 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.

Marek Szczęsny

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