Joan Mitchell

1925 · United States

Artist biography

Joan Mitchell is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Joan Mitchell was born in 1925. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Ray Harryhausen, Gene Davis, Diane Arbus, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichenstein.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Joan Mitchell's work is on display in 7 galleries around the world, in countries such as France and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Max Hetzler | Paris in France, as well as Mnuchin Gallery and David Zwirner | 69th Street in the United States. Joan Mitchell most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lévy Gorvy | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Un art autre. The exhibition was open from 25 April 2019 until 04 July 2019. Joan Mitchell's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Charles Riva Collection in Belgium (23 April 2019 - 28 June 2019) with the name Sun Women and Lévy Gorvy | Hong Kong in China (26 March 2019 - 18 May 2019) with the name Return to Nature (Zao Xue Han Zhang). Joan Mitchell's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called GALLERY SELECTIONS and took place at Barbara Mathes Gallery in New York, the United States from the 03 May 2018 to 24 July 2018.

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, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse 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 powerful influence over the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important 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 Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell was born in 1925 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades that followed. Significant 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Joan Mitchell

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