Odo Marquard

1928 - 2015

Artist biography

Odo Marquard was a visual artist. Born in 1928, Odo Marquard passed away in 2015. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Antonia Mir Chust, Ann Smallidge Mcphail, Mic Muller, William Gregory Bell, and François Chapuis.

Further Biographical Context for Odo Marquard

Born in 1928, Odo Marquard grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Odo Marquard

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