Eleanor Antin

1935 · United States

Artist biography

Eleanor Antin is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Eleanor Antin was born in 1935. Artists Yoko Ono, Jim Dine, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Frank Stella and Ed Ruscha are of the same generation and same country as Eleanor Antin.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eleanor Antin's work is available for viewing at Diane Rosenstein located in Los Angeles, the United States. Eleanor Antin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (09 January 2020 until 14 February 2020) with the exhibition Maternality. Eleanor Antin's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (13 July 2018 - 25 August 2018) with the name AKTION: CONCEPTUAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY (1960 – 1980), and Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (15 February 2018 - 31 March 2018) with the name Women Look At Women. Eleanor Antin's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Romans & Kings and took place at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London, the United Kingdom from the 22 September 2017 to 26 October 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre globally. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 Eleanor Antin

Eleanor Antin was born in 1935 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Eleanor Antin

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