Michael Manheim

1940

Artist biography

Michael Manheim was an artist. Michael Manheim was born in 1940. Also born in 1940 and of this same generation are Joseph Bodko, Carola Rosemary Helen Gordon, Jiang Wenzhan, Bernd Hertel, and John Harding.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Manheim

Born in 1940, Michael Manheim's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures 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 time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Michael Manheim

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