Monique Melin

1920 - 1997

Artist biography

Monique Melin was a creative visual artist. Born in 1920, Monique Melin passed away in 1997. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fernand Favre, Alfred Chanzy, Cyril Mount, Carmelina Di Capri, and Brita Henriz.

Further Biographical Context for Monique Melin

Born in 1920, Monique Melin's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Monique Melin

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