1926 · United States
Ed Clark is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United States. Ed Clark was born in 1926. Also born in the United States around 1926 and of the same generation are Ray Harryhausen, Gene Davis, Diane Arbus, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichenstein.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Ed Clark is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like Switzerland, the United States, and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Ed Clark's work include Hauser & Wirth | Zurich in Switzerland, as well as Mnuchin Gallery and Hauser & Wirth | West 22nd Street in the United States. Ed Clark most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pace London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Impulse!. The exhibition was open from 03 November 2017 until 22 December 2017. Ed Clark's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Tilton Gallery in New York (11 February 2020 - 11 April 2020) with the name Abstract! Minimalism to Now and Hauser & Wirth | West 22nd Street in New York (09 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) with the name Solo Exhibition. Ed Clark's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Impulse! and took place at Pace London in the United Kingdom from the 03 November 2017 to 22 December 2017.
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 status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most important art centre worldwide. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Ed Clark
Born in 1926, Ed Clark's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the United States, the Great Depression had a major impact on artistic output, and artists began to focus on the idea of modesty and of the ordinary man on the streets. The focus of art in the United States also began to take a more political turn for the first time, and artists used these topics and ideas to attempt to impact society. Topics such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes became prevalent in the work of many artists.