Leontine E. Wallace

1896 · United States

Artist biography

Leontine E. Wallace is an established artist, who originates from the United States. Leontine E. Wallace was born in 1896. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Anni Albers, Paul Strand, Robert Brackman, Dorothea Lange and Alexander Calder.

Leontine E. Wallace's Gallery representation

Leontine E. Wallace is represented by Richard Norton Gallery in Chicago, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. 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 Leontine E. Wallace

Born in 1896, Leontine E. Wallace was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological uses of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and established the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Leontine E. Wallace

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