Marjorie Maartens

1930

Artist biography

Marjorie Maartens was a creative visual artist. Marjorie Maartens was born in 1930. Artists like Max Hayslette, Jesus Hernández Salvador, Charlotte March, Jean Pierre Christen, and Maisie Granites Napangardi were also born in 1930.

Further Biographical Context for Marjorie Maartens

Marjorie Maartens was born in 1930 and was largely influenced by the 1950s. 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 important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial 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’ significant 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 highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Marjorie Maartens

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