John Mclaughlin

1898 · United States

Artist biography

John Mclaughlin is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. John Mclaughlin was born in 1898. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Anni Albers, Mark Tobey, Robert Brackman, Grant Wood and Alexander Calder.

Galleries and Exhibitions

John Mclaughlin's work is available on display in 6 galleries listed on Artland. Galleries include Susan Inglett Gallery, Van Doren Waxter, and franklin parrasch gallery in New York, the United States. John Mclaughlin's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Responsive Eye Revisited: Then, Now, and In-Between. at Miles McEnery Gallery I 520 in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 13 January 2020 until 14 February 2020. John Mclaughlin's only other exhibition is Ascetic Approach, curated by David Platzker, which took place at Susan Inglett Gallery in New York, the United States (20 March 2019 - 19 April 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age 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 John Mclaughlin

John Mclaughlin was born in 1898 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the globe evolved many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, started to practice important theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These radical styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

John Mclaughlin

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