Kenneth Noland

1924 · United States

Artist biography

Kenneth Noland is an established artist, who was born in the United States. Kenneth Noland was born in 1924. Born in the same country and around the same year are Yoko Ono, Jim Dine, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Frank Stella and Ed Ruscha.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kenneth Noland is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Kenneth Noland's work include 10 Hanover Street in London, QG Gallery in Brussels, as well as Galleria Fumagalli in Milan. Kenneth Noland most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pace London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Impulse!. The exhibition was open from 03 November 2017 until 22 December 2017. Kenneth Noland's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (17 April 2019 - 24 May 2019) at Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France and Color and form (28 October 2019 - 17 December 2019) at Mignoni in the United States. Kenneth Noland's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Impulse! and took place at Pace London in the United Kingdom from the 03 November 2017 to 22 December 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, remains as a central 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 centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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 Kenneth Noland

Born in 1924, Kenneth Noland's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1930s. Throughout 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 subjects and ideas to attempt to impact society. Subjects such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes became prevalent in the work of many artists.

Kenneth Noland

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