James Baker Pyne

1800 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

James Baker Pyne is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, like other prominent artists such as Young Arnolfini, Inventory, Martha Parsey, Tatyana Murray, and Beejoir. James Baker Pyne was born in 1800.

James Baker Pyne's exhibition

James Baker Pyne most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Fine Art Society in London with the exhibition The Nineteenth Century. The exhibition was open from 27 November 2017 until 03 January 2018.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated tremendous wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the modern era, Britain had been significantly overshadowed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement setting the tone 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. Ground-breaking artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with 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.

James Baker Pyne

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