George Sugarman

1912 · United States

Artist biography

George Sugarman is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in the United States. George Sugarman was born in 1912. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Lee Mullican, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Tanning, Philip Guston and Robert Motherwell.

Galleries and Exhibitions

George Sugarman's work is available for viewing at Loretta Howard Gallery located in New York, the United States. George Sugarman's work are currently exhibiting at Loretta Howard Gallery in New York with the exhibition Threesome (12 March 2020 - 18 May 2020). George Sugarman's work has also been exhibited during the Specific Forms exhibition at Loretta Howard Gallery in New York, the United States (22 January 2020 - 06 March 2020).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a focal 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 multinational and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a powerful 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 blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations 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 George Sugarman

George Sugarman was born in 1912 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

George Sugarman