Harry Callahan

1912 · United States

Artist biography

Harry Callahan is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Harry Callahan was born in 1912. Artists Lee Mullican, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Tanning, Philip Guston and Robert Motherwell are of the same generation and same country as Harry Callahan.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Harry Callahan's work is available on display in several galleries listed on Artland. Galleries include Peter Fetterman Gallery and Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles, as well as Robert Mann Gallery in New York. Harry Callahan's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition LES COUPS DE COEUR DE L'ÉQUIPE at Les Douches la Galerie in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 19 June 2019 until 26 July 2019. Harry Callahan's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; After Virginia (08 November 2019 - 18 January 2020) at Chart Gallery in New York and Body of evidence (05 February 2020 - 03 April 2020) at Laurence Miller Gallery in New York. Harry Callahan's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Sticks and Stones and took place at Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, the United States from the 06 September 2018 to 18 October 2018.

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 era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre globally. Major art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Harry Callahan

Harry Callahan was born in 1912 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the leading artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread across the globe. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera integrated a number of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.

Harry Callahan

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