1886 · United States
Edward Weston is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Lisa Williamson, Philip Vanderhyden, Summer Wheat, Gina Beavers, and Clifton Childree. Edward Weston was born in 1886.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Edward Weston is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York, the United States and Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. Edward Weston's work has most recently been exhibited at ArteF in Zurich (20 November 2019 until 17 January 2020) with the exhibition A Selection Of Vintage And Contemporary Photographs. Edward Weston's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Aperture Photographs (13 February 2019 - 17 April 2019) at Aperture Gallery in New York and New Beginnings: California (31 July 2019 - 19 September 2019) at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco.
Historical Context of United States
The US, especially New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern 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.