Michael Meyring

1929 - 2000

Artist biography

Michael Meyring was a visual artist. Born in 1929, Michael Meyring passed away in 2000. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Guo Xiao, Wilfried Hochuli, Anna Hauge, Mohammad Ghani, and Douglas Allan Fales.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Meyring

Born in 1929, Michael Meyring's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial 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 grounds for much of the United States’ explosive 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Michael Meyring

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