Peter Makulis

1937

Artist biography

Peter Makulis was a visual artist. Peter Makulis was born in 1937. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Natalie Alper, Dóra Maurer, John Lennard, Michael Mau, and Joseph A. Burlini.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Makulis

Peter Makulis was born in 1937 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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.

Peter Makulis

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