Archibald Knox

1864 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Archibald Knox is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the the United Kingdom, like other prominent artists such as Sukhi Barber, Martin John Callanan, Anna Ridler, Alfie Dwyer, and Samantha Yallope. Archibald Knox was born in 1864.

Archibald Knox' exhibition

Archibald Knox most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Fine Art Society in London with the exhibition British Design. The exhibition was open from 27 November 2017 until 03 January 2018.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the obvious cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant degree outshined by their respective influence on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically remarkable British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Archibald Knox

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