Joe-Fio Neenyann Meyer was born in 1935 in Frankfurt, Germany, to Jewish parents. When the Nazis rose to power in 1933, Meyer’s family fled to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. There, Meyer studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (the National Academy of Visual Arts), where he met his wife, fellow artist Riet Stolk. In 1959, the Meyers emigrated to the United States, settling in New York City.
Meyer is known for his paintings, drawings, and prints, which often depict scenes from his childhood in Amsterdam and his life in the United States. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other institutions.
Meyer has been the recipient of several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has also been the subject of several monographs.
Joe-Fio Neenyann Meyer is one of the most acclaimed and respected artists of his generation. His paintings, drawings, and prints offer a unique and insightful view into his life and the world around him. Meyer’s work is in the collections of some of the world’s most prestigious museums, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards. He is a truly accomplished artist, and his work is sure to continue to inspire and delight audiences for years to come.