Miroslav Bílek

1937 - 2000

Artist biography

Miroslav Bílek was an artist, Born in 1937, Miroslav Bílek passed away in 2000. Also born in 1937 and of this same generation are Nanouk Ann Pham, Hamid Alaoui, Anatoli Andreevich Bashkevich, Alfred Auer, and Antonie Burgering.

Further Biographical Context for Miroslav Bílek

Born in 1937, Miroslav Bílek grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural maturation in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.