Marian Gadzalski

1934 - 2014

Artist biography

Marian Gadzalski was a creative visual artist. Born in 1934, Marian Gadzalski passed away in 2014. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Peter Amos, Liz Cummings, Kurt Arentz, Audrey Evans, and Rafael Bosch.

Further Biographical Context for Marian Gadzalski

Marian Gadzalski was born in 1934 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.