Paul Martial

1928 - 1960

Artist biography

Paul Martial was a visual artist. Paul Martial was born in 1928 and died in 1960. Artists like Karl-Heinz Kress, Joanna Dowling, Michel Daguebert, Sadwelkar Baburao, and John M. Lewis were also born in 1928.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Martial

Paul Martial was born in 1928 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. 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 leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 foundations for much of the United States’ explosive 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Paul Martial

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