James Bidgood

1933 · United States

Artist biography

James Bidgood is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. James Bidgood was born in 1933. Artists Yoko Ono, Jim Dine, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Frank Stella and Ed Ruscha are of the same generation and same country as James Bidgood.

Galleries and Exhibitions

James Bidgood is represented by two galleries, Galleria Lorcan O'Neill and ClampArt in New York, Italy and the United States respectively. James Bidgood is exhibited at the exhibition, C.H.A.D. at ASHES/ASHES in New York, the United States. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 05 April 2020. James Bidgood's work has also been exhibited during the Sex Crimes exhibition at ClampArt in New York, the United States (14 August 2019 - 27 September 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country 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 assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. 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 James Bidgood

Born in 1933, James Bidgood was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas 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 limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. 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.

James Bidgood

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