Frank Auerbach

1931 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Frank Auerbach is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Frank Auerbach was born in 1931. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews and Bridget Rilet.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Frank Auerbach's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom and the United States. Some of those galleries are Beaux Arts London in the United Kingdom, as well as Timothy Taylor | New York and Acquavella Galleries in the United States. Frank Auerbach most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ben Hunter in London (26 June 2019 until 03 July 2019) with the exhibition Masterpiece. Frank Auerbach's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Lasting Impressions, British prints from the 19th and 20th century (30 October 2017 - 21 November 2017) at The Fine Art Society in London and Close: Drawn Portraits (22 November 2018 - 03 February 2019) at Drawing Room in London. Frank Auerbach's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Lasting Impressions, British prints from the 19th and 20th century and took place at The Fine Art Society in London, the United Kingdom from the 30 October 2017 to 21 November 2017.

Frank Auerbach in private collections

It is the collector FlorianHolzner, who is in possession of art by Frank Auerbach at Artland. FlorianHolzner also has works by other artists including Philipp Keel, Bruno Augsburger, and Tora Aghabayova.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the consequent rise of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent 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 somewhat significant extent eclipsed 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 crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, fundamentally distinctive of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically remarkable 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 Frank Auerbach

Born in 1931, Frank Auerbach's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural maturation in the United States for many subsequent decades. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Frank Auerbach

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