Franz Kline

1910 · United States

Artist biography

Franz Kline is an established artist, who originates from the United States. Franz Kline was born in 1910. Also born in the United States around 1910 and of the same generation are Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Franz Kline is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Italy and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Franz Kline's work include Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M. in Bologna, as well as Allan Stone Projects and Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York. Franz Kline most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York with the exhibition The Armory Show. The exhibition was open from 05 March 2020 until 08 March 2020. Franz Kline's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Allan Stone Projects in New York (13 September 2018 - 10 November 2018) with the name Grand Salon The Visionary Eye Of Allan Stone and Peter Freeman, Inc. in New York (04 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) with the name Downtown Painting.

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 period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre worldwide. 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 branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Franz Kline

Franz Kline was born in 1910 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant 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 conclude in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social furore that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.

Franz Kline

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