Clarence John Laughlin

1905 · United States

Artist biography

Clarence John Laughlin is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the United States. Clarence John Laughlin was born in 1905. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Franz Kline, Walker Evans, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky.

Clarence John Laughlin's exhibition

Clarence John Laughlin is currently exhibiting at Laurence Miller Gallery in New York with the exhibition Body of evidence (05 February 2020 - 03 April 2020).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most powerful art hub worldwide. Major art movements developed and cultivated 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 a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. 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 Clarence John Laughlin

Clarence John Laughlin was born in 1905 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative 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. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus became a vital place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Clarence John Laughlin

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