Martin Mackeown

1931

Artist biography

Martin Mackeown was a visual artist. Martin Mackeown was born in 1931. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Josephine Harris, Clifford Leo Johnson, Elaine Dowdell, John Mckinnon Crawford, and Helmut Köhler.

Further Biographical Context for Martin Mackeown

Born in 1931, Martin Mackeown was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted 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 subsequent decades. Important 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.

Martin Mackeown

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