Emerson Woelffer

1914 · United States

Artist biography

Emerson Woelffer is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Emerson Woelffer was born in 1914. Artists Lee Mullican, Louise Bourgeois, Dorothea Tanning, Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell are of the same generation and same country as Emerson Woelffer.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Emerson Woelffer is represented and exhibited by The McCormick Gallery located in Chicago, the United States. Emerson Woelffer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ibid Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States (13 July 2018 until 31 August 2018) with the exhibition Forty Years (Paintings 1956 – 1996). Emerson Woelffer's only other exhibition is on Solstice, which took place at Ibid Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States (23 June 2018 - 18 August 2018).

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, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub in the world. Leading 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 types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Emerson Woelffer

Born in 1914, Emerson Woelffer's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social uproar that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the world’s population.

Emerson Woelffer

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