Peter Ernst Mehr

1940

Artist biography

Peter Ernst Mehr was a visual artist. Peter Ernst Mehr was born in 1940. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jacques Bacheley, Emilio Chiarini, Mohammad Ebrahim Jafari, Jill Bonovitz, and Nicole De Fommervault.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Ernst Mehr

Peter Ernst Mehr was born in 1940 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way 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 maturation in the United States for many subsequent decades. 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Peter Ernst Mehr

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