Marika Milirrpum

1923 - 1983

Artist biography

Marika Milirrpum was an artist. Born in 1923, Marika Milirrpum passed away in 1983. Also born in 1923 and of this same generation are Albrecht Kneer, Robert Kaess, Peter Gerald Collins, Eddy Ferrari-Kellerhof, and Jacques Courtade.

Further Biographical Context for Marika Milirrpum

Marika Milirrpum was born in 1923 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques 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. 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 underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Marika Milirrpum

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