Robert Hiram Meltzer

1921 - 1987

Artist biography

Robert Hiram Meltzer was an artist. Born in 1921, Robert Hiram Meltzer passed away in 1987. Artists like Jacques Bouffartigue, Galina Gavrilovna Azgur, Kang Shiyao, Albert Ayme, and Lee Reed were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Hiram Meltzer

Robert Hiram Meltzer was born in 1921 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Robert Hiram Meltzer

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