(1912 - 1992)
Steve Wheeler was active/lived in New York / Slovakia. Steve Wheeler is known for Indian symbolic-zoomorph, non ob.
Biography Steve Wheeler
Heavily influenced by modernists Klee and Kandinsky, he was a pioneering American abstractionist who, in the 1940s, was a member of the "Indian Space Painters," explorers of Indian mythology and imagery through abstraction. Much of his work is totally abstract with puzzle-like compositions and wild animation. He was largely unappreciated in his lifetime.
He was born Stephen Brosnatch in a coal-mining village in Slovakia and at age two came to live near the coalfields of Pennsylvania with his parents. For a period as a young man he worked as a coal miner and claimed he heard the voice of an oracle in the coal mines imploring him to become an artist.
In 1932, he went to New York and enrolled in the Art Student's League, studying
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