Berenice Abbott

1898 · United States

Artist biography

Berenice Abbott is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Berenice Abbott was born in 1898. Born in the same country and around the same year are Anni Albers, Paul Strand, Robert Brackman, Dorothea Lange and Alexander Calder.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Berenice Abbott's work, including galleries in countries such as Switzerland, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Les Douches la Galerie in Paris, Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan, as well as ArteF in Zurich. Berenice Abbott most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Les Douches la Galerie in Paris (19 June 2019 until 26 July 2019) with the exhibition LES COUPS DE COEUR DE L'ÉQUIPE. Berenice Abbott's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; New York, New York! (25 September 2019 - 14 February 2020) at Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles and LONG STORY SHORT: ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION (23 October 2019 - 17 January 2020) at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. Berenice Abbott's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called EARACHE and took place at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 12 July 2018 to 14 August 2018.

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, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art centre in the world. Leading art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. 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 Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott was born in 1898 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. In the meantime, Expressive painting was being further established and explored in a number of countries across the world. the Nabis in France were the first to delve into this movement at the turn of the century, and German groups such as Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter soon followed suit, developing the careers of famous artists such as Kirchner, Franz Marc, and Wassily Kandinsky.

Berenice Abbott

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