1932 - 2017 · United Kingdom
Howard Hodgkin was a creative visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Howard Hodgkin was born in 1932 and died in 2017. Born in the same country and around the same year are Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield, Norman Ackroyd, Gillian Ayres and David Hockney.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Howard Hodgkin's work is available on display in multiple galleries recorded on Artland. Some of those galleries are Alice Black, Alan Wheatley Art, as well as Sims Reed Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Howard Hodgkin's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Strictly Personal at Cristea Roberts Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 30 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Howard Hodgkin's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; IVON HITCHENS & HIS LASTING INFLUENCE (28 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Candida Stevens Gallery in London and Last Paintings (31 May 2018 - 27 July 2018) at Gagosian | Grosvenor Hill in London. Howard Hodgkin's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Last Paintings and took place at Gagosian | Grosvenor Hill in London, the United Kingdom from the 31 May 2018 to 27 July 2018.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the obvious cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant extent eclipsed by their respective influence on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, fundamentally characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically acclaimed British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.
Further Biographical Context for Howard Hodgkin
Born in 1932, Howard Hodgkin was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.