Irving Petlin

1934 · United States

Artist biography

Irving Petlin is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Irving Petlin was born in 1934. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Yoko Ono, Jim Dine, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Frank Stella and Ed Ruscha.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Irving Petlin is represented and exhibited by Kent Fine Art in New York, the United States. Irving Petlin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at the Landing in Los Angeles (21 June 2019 until 16 August 2019) with the exhibition Dilexi Gallery: Disparate Ontologies. Irving Petlin's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is A Human Condition, which took place at Kent Fine Art in New York, the United States (11 January 2017 - 30 April 2017).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre internationally. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important 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 Irving Petlin

Born in 1934, Irving Petlin was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Irving Petlin