Marinus Boezem

1934 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Marinus Boezem is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands. Marinus Boezem was born in 1934. Also born in Netherlands around 1934 and of the same generation are Christiaan Karel Appel, Dick Bruna and Ad Dekkers.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marinus Boezem's work is available on display in Borzo Gallery and Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Marinus Boezem's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition BIRD’S-EYE VIEW at Galleria Fumagalli in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was open from 22 January 2019 until 05 April 2019. Marinus Boezem's work has also been exhibited during the Art Rotterdam exhibition at Borzo Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (06 February 2020 - 09 February 2020).

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a solid heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its place as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most famous in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such luminaries as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States in his youth and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist era of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Marinus Boezem

Born in 1934, Marinus Boezem was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout 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 development in the United States for many decades that followed. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later 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.

Marinus Boezem

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