Frank Stella

1936 · United States

Artist biography

Frank Stella is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in the United States. Frank Stella was born in 1936. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Frank Stella's work is available on display in 24 galleries recorded on Artland. Galleries include Sims Reed Gallery, Luxembourg & Dayan | London, as well as Lévy Gorvy | London in the United Kingdom. Frank Stella's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Sprüth Magers | Los Angeles in the United States (14 September 2018 - 26 October 2018) with the name THE HUNTER IN THE SNOW and Galerie Fahnemann in Germany (14 September 2018 - 23 February 2019) with the name Group Exhibition. Frank Stella's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Independently and took place at Keitelman Gallery in Brussels, Belgium from the 21 April 2017 to 30 June 2017.

Frank Stella in private collections

On Artland, Charles Riva Collection includes works by Frank Stella, but also others by Choi Jun Kun, Philipp Keel, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

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 concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period 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.

Further Biographical Context for Frank Stella

Frank Stella was born in 1936 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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 Stella

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 27

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