Myrna Baez

1931 - 2018

Artist biography

Myrna Baez was a visual artist, Born in 1931, Myrna Baez passed away in 2018. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Isabella Ducrot, Ida Van Bladel, Mikhaïl Brussilovsky, Gordon H. Brown, and Cristino De Vera.

Further Biographical Context for Myrna Baez

Born in 1931, Myrna Baez grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 significant 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 decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Myrna Baez

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