Peter Van Der Meer

1939

Artist biography

Peter Van Der Meer was an artist. Peter Van Der Meer was born in 1939. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Pat O’Neill, Hans Brun, Christiane Cornuz, Pierre Michel Buraglio, and Jean Dessaigne.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Van Der Meer

Born in 1939, Peter Van Der Meer's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled 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 decades that followed. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later 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 Van Der Meer

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