Eliot Porter

1901 · United States

Artist biography

Eliot Porter is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Eliot Porter was born in 1901. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Ansel Adams.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eliot Porter's work is on display at Scott Nichols Gallery located in San Francisco, the United States. Eliot Porter most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco (10 July 2019 until 23 August 2019) with the exhibition The Empathy Lab.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art centre in the world. Major art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned 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 Eliot Porter

Eliot Porter was born in 1901 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.

Eliot Porter

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