James Howell

1935 · United States

Artist biography

James Howell is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. James Howell was born in 1935. Artists Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow are of the same generation and same country as James Howell.

Galleries and Exhibitions

James Howell is represented and exhibited by Bartha Contemporary in London, the United Kingdom. James Howell's work has most recently been exhibited at Bartha Contemporary in London (26 January 2019 until 12 April 2019) with the exhibition A Day’s Work. James Howell's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Accrochage, which took place at Bartha Contemporary in London, the United Kingdom (28 November 2017 - 27 January 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key 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 considered as the most important art centre worldwide. Major art movements developed and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. 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 James Howell

James Howell was born in 1935 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about 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 later 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.

James Howell

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