Jeffrey Silverthorne

1946 · United States

Artist biography

Jeffrey Silverthorne is an established artist, who originates from the United States. Jeffrey Silverthorne was born in 1946. Artists Chuck Close, Robert Mappelthorpe, Bruce Nauman, Laurie Andersen and Barbara Kruger are of the same generation and same country as Jeffrey Silverthorne.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jeffrey Silverthorne is represented by Galleri Tom Christoffersen located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jeffrey Silverthorne most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen (23 November 2017 until 23 December 2017) with the exhibition Ex cathedra.

Jeffrey Silverthorne in private collections

It is the collector Svendsen, who is in possession of work by Jeffrey Silverthorne at Artland. Svendsen also has works by other artists including Bruno Augsburger, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Cristiano Carotti.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art hub in the world. 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 variations, 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 sphere, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned 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 Jeffrey Silverthorne

Born in 1946, Jeffrey Silverthorne was predominantly inspired by the 1960s growing up. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging alongside each other. On one hand, Pop championed the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. Artwork by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual cues. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first blossoming of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was an influential offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world many artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Jeffrey Silverthorne

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 1

Looking for available works of this artist? Let us help you!

None of our partner galleries has added works for sale of this artist. If you are interested in seeing available works we will get in touch with galleries that represent this artist and get back to you.