Mogens Magnussen


Artist biography

Mogens Magnussen was a creative visual artist. Mogens Magnussen was born in 1921. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Gerson Leiber, Sidney Gross, Chris Broekhuizen, Pinho Diniz, and Simone Van Dormael.

Further Biographical Context for Mogens Magnussen

Mogens Magnussen was born in 1921 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. 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 revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mogens Magnussen

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