Mervyn Muhling


Artist biography

Mervyn Muhling was a visual artist. Mervyn Muhling was born in 1929. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Chalood Nimsamer, Roger Kressmann, Anatoliy Lymarev, Rudy Kovach, and Johannes Metten.

Further Biographical Context for Mervyn Muhling

Mervyn Muhling was born in 1929 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mervyn Muhling

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