David Barnett

1933 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

David Barnett is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. David Barnett was born in 1933. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield, Norman Ackroyd, Gillian Ayres and David Hockney.

David Barnett's Gallery representation

David Barnett's work is available for viewing at Denise Bibro Fine Art located in New York, the United States.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an important hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated vast wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the contemporary era, Britain had been largely eclipsed 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, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 David Barnett

Born in 1933, David Barnett was largely inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many decades that followed. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

David Barnett

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