1924 · United Kingdom
Eduardo Paolozzi is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Eduardo Paolozzi was born in 1924. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews and Bridget Rilet.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Eduardo Paolozzi is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the United States. Galleries include Sims Reed Gallery in the United Kingdom, C L E A R I N G | Brussels in Belgium, and C L E A R I N G | New York in the United States. Eduardo Paolozzi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 50 Years at Flowers | Cork Street in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 06 February 2020 until 29 February 2020. Eduardo Paolozzi's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Outlines (11 February 2020 - 26 March 2020) at Austin / Desmond Fine Art in the United Kingdom and Robilant + Voena | London (04 October 2017 - 17 November 2017) at Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom. Eduardo Paolozzi's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Robilant + Voena | London and took place at Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom from the 04 October 2017 to 17 November 2017.
Eduardo Paolozzi in private collections
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the obvious cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant degree outshined by their respective impact on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, fundamentally characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.
Further Biographical Context for Eduardo Paolozzi
Born in 1924, Eduardo Paolozzi was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a great impact on artistic output, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.