Maya Mossaz

1933

Artist biography

Maya Mossaz was a creative artist. Maya Mossaz was born in 1933. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jan Beranek, Thomas Dubs, Maïté Delteil, Agnès Leplae, and Hernando Leon.

Further Biographical Context for Maya Mossaz

Born in 1933, Maya Mossaz grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict 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.

Maya Mossaz

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