Balcomb Greene

1904 · United States

Artist biography

Balcomb Greene is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States. Balcomb Greene was born in 1904. Artists Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Ansel Adams are of the same generation and same country as Balcomb Greene.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Balcomb Greene is represented by Berry Campbell in New York, the United States. Balcomb Greene most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rosenberg & Co. in New York (10 January 2020 until 12 February 2020) with the exhibition A Century of Collage. Balcomb Greene's work has also been exhibited during the Paper Power exhibition at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York, the United States (03 February 2020 - 27 March 2020).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Balcomb Greene

Balcomb Greene was born in 1904 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became an essential place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Balcomb Greene

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