Jack Connor Kemp

United Kingdom

Artist biography

Jack Connor Kemp is a modern artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other celebrated artists such as Ian Mckeever, Joe Fletcher, Giorgia Siriaco, Michael Rothenstein, and Kathleen Herbert.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been a crucial centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained tremendous wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been to a great extent eclipsed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the 19th century, Britain became a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Jack Connor Kemp

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