Nikolai Antonovich Maksimenko

1924 - 2016

Artist biography

Nikolai Antonovich Maksimenko was a visual artist. Born in 1924, Nikolai Antonovich Maksimenko passed away in 2016. Artists Miloš Kurovský, Rafael Alonso Fernandez, Luise Fischer, Kenneth Noland, and Will Davies are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Nikolai Antonovich Maksimenko

Nikolai Antonovich Maksimenko was born in 1924 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled 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 development in the United States for many decades that followed. Significant 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Nikolai Antonovich Maksimenko

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