Olafs Muiznieks


Artist biography

Olafs Muiznieks was a creative artist. Olafs Muiznieks was born in 1936. Also born in 1936 and of this same generation are François Colette, Gordon Melvin Corson, Tony Dallara, Gigi Martorelli, and Aldo Tagliaferro.

Further Biographical Context for Olafs Muiznieks

Born in 1936, Olafs Muiznieks' creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Olafs Muiznieks

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