Maria Michalowska

1925 - 2005

Artist biography

Maria Michalowska was a visual artist. Born in 1925, Maria Michalowska passed away in 2005. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Doris Elsbeth Gysi, Kauko Lehtinen, Michel Ducaroy, Earl E. Collins, and Flora Bobone.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Michalowska

Born in 1925, Maria Michalowska was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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 creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant 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 foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Maria Michalowska

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