Lynn Chadwick

1914 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Lynn Chadwick is an established artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Lynn Chadwick was born in 1914. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Terry Frost and Leonora Carrington.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lynn Chadwick's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Beaux Arts London in the United Kingdom, LX Arts in the United States, and Blain|Southern | Berlin in Germany. Lynn Chadwick's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Une brève histoire de la modernité des formes, part 2 at Galerie Mitterand in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 18 April 2019 until 31 May 2019. Lynn Chadwick's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Une brève histoire de la modernité des formes, part 1 (18 April 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Galerie Mitterand in Paris and ARCO Madrid (26 February 2020 - 01 March 2020) at Galeria Marc Domènech in Barcelona.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the consequent ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant degree outshined by their respective impact on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, fundamentally characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Lynn Chadwick

Born in 1914, Lynn Chadwick's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Lynn Chadwick

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