Miemie Van Der Merwe
Miemie Van Der Merwe was a creative visual artist. Miemie Van Der Merwe was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Rongting Huang, Pierre Genre, Erich Kraus, Leo Meiersdorf, and Renate Goebel.
Further Biographical Context for Miemie Van Der Merwe
Born in 1934, Miemie Van Der Merwe's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.