John Musgrave-Wood

1950 - 1999

Artist biography

John Musgrave-Wood was a creative visual artist. John Musgrave-Wood was born in 1950 and died in 1999. Also born in 1950 and of this same generation are Lee Lichterloh, Françoise Frugier, Jacob Arnold, Adriana Cavalletti, and Moke.

Further Biographical Context for John Musgrave-Wood

Born in 1950, John Musgrave-Wood was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide recognition.

John Musgrave-Wood

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