Maria Franks Abrams

1924 - 2013

Artist biography

Maria Franks Abrams was an artist, Maria Franks Abrams, born in 1924, died in 2013. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ivan Picelj, George Segal, G.P. Fieret, Jochen Seidel, and Sabine Weiss.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Franks Abrams

Born in 1924, Maria Franks Abrams grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted 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 growth 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 subsequent 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.

Maria Franks Abrams

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