Martha Armstrong

1940

Artist biography

Martha Armstrong is an established contemporary visual artist, Martha Armstrong was born in 1940. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dario Alves, Imi Knoebel, Imants Krepics, Lasse Åberg, and Anders Kjær.

Further Biographical Context for Martha Armstrong

Martha Armstrong was born in 1940 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of talent 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. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.