Mekki Mghara

1933 - 2009

Artist biography

Mekki Mghara was an artist. Mekki Mghara was born in 1933 and died in 2009. Also born in 1933 and of this same generation are Karl Lagerfeld, Ian Marshall, Lars Erik Lindell, Mikhail Koulakov, and Gleb Bogomolov.

Further Biographical Context for Mekki Mghara

Born in 1933, Mekki Mghara's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mekki Mghara

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