1922 - 1977
Maw Munungurr was an artist. Maw Munungurr was born in 1922 and died in 1977. Also born in 1922 and of this same generation are Anne Aknin, Magrit Dreyer, Otto Eichinger, José Augusto, and Babs Englaender.
Further Biographical Context for Maw Munungurr
Born in 1922, Maw Munungurr was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important 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.