Bryan Ingham

1936 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Bryan Ingham is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Bryan Ingham was born in 1936. Also born in the United Kingdom around 1936 and of the same generation are Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews and Bridget Rilet.

Bryan Ingham's Gallery representation

Bryan Ingham's work is on display at The Redfern Gallery in London, the United Kingdom.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued vast wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary era, Britain had been significantly overshadowed by the influence of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became a significant focal point in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Bryan Ingham

Born in 1936, Bryan Ingham was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Bryan Ingham

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