James Rosa

1912 · United States

Artist biography

James Rosa is an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. James Rosa was born in 1912. Artists Lee Mullican, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Tanning, Philip Guston and Robert Motherwell are of the same generation and same country as James Rosa.

Galleries and Exhibitions

James Rosa's work is on display at LAND Studio & Gallery located in New York, the United States. James Rosa most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at LAND Studio & Gallery in New York with the exhibition LAND at the State Capitol. The exhibition was open from 16 June 2019 until 16 June 2019. James Rosa's only other exhibition is The Creative Commons, which took place at LAND Studio & Gallery in New York, the United States (11 January 2019 - 13 April 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most powerful art hub globally. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Rosa

James Rosa was born in 1912 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. In the United States, the Great Depression had a major impact on artistic output, and artists began to focus on the idea of humility and of the ordinary man on the streets. The focus of art in the United States also began to take a more political turn for the first time, and artists used these topics and ideas to attempt to impact society. Themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes became prevalent in the work of many artists.

James Rosa

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