Michel Marin

1922 - 1989

Artist biography

Michel Marin was a visual artist. Born in 1922, Michel Marin passed away in 1989. Also born in 1922 and of this same generation are Arthur Kraft, Li Zhenjian, Werner Keidel, Hendrik Van Dyk, and Kvetoslav Bubeník.

Further Biographical Context for Michel Marin

Born in 1922, Michel Marin was predominantly influenced by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were 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 strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Michel Marin

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