Dorothea Tanning

1910 · United States

Artist biography

Dorothea Tanning is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the United States. Dorothea Tanning was born in 1910. Born in the same country and around the same year are Franz Kline, Walker Evans, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dorothea Tanning is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. Galleries include Alison Jacques Gallery in London, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles, and Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco. Dorothea Tanning's work has most recently been exhibited at Alison Jacques Gallery in London (23 January 2020 until 20 March 2020) with the exhibition Worlds in Collision. Dorothea Tanning's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium (07 November 2018 - 19 January 2019) with the name Nightfall and Praz-Delavallade | Paris in France (01 December 2018 - 12 January 2019) with the name TERRES DE FEMMES. Dorothea Tanning's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called From The VAULT and took place at Kent Fine Art in New York, the United States from the 24 April 2018 to 28 June 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most important art centre internationally. Leading art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many movements. 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 structures. Key examples of important 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 Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning was born in 1910 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Artistic output in the United States was heavily impacted at the time by the Great Depression, and a number of artists took to focusing on ideas of modesty and the ordinary man. For the first time in US history, artists began to explore into political subjects and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Topics such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes were prevalent in many artists’ work.

Dorothea Tanning

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