Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson)

1897 · United States

Artist biography

Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson) is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States. Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson) was born in 1897. Artists Anni Albers, Mark Tobey, Robert Brackman, Grant Wood and Alexander Calder are of the same generation and same country as Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson).

Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson)'s Gallery representation

Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson)'s work is on display at Richard Norton Gallery located in Chicago, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the contemporary period age 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 Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson)

Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson) was born in 1897 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed many modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Cora Louise Nelson (Abrahamson)

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