May Marx

1928 - 2008

Artist biography

May Marx was an artist. May Marx was born in 1928 and died in 2008. Artists like Jean Constantineau, Abdelaziz Gorgi, Simon H. Camping, Paul Ghislain Desmons, and Michel Beck were also born in 1928.

Further Biographical Context for May Marx

Born in 1928, May Marx' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

May Marx

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