Gita Lenz

1910 · United States

Artist biography

Gita Lenz is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United States. Gita Lenz was born in 1910. Artists Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Ansel Adams are of the same generation and same country as Gita Lenz.

Gita Lenz' Gallery representation

Gita Lenz' work is available for viewing at Gitterman Gallery located in New York, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures 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 significant art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also reverberated 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 Gita Lenz

Born in 1910, Gita Lenz' creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Artistic output in the United States was heavily impacted at the time by the Great Depression, and a number of artists took to focusing on ideas of modesty and the ordinary man. For the first time in US history, artists began to explore into political subjects and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes were prevalent in many artists’ work.

Gita Lenz

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