Manny Farber

1917 · United States

Artist biography

Manny Farber is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the United States. Manny Farber was born in 1917. Born in the same country and around the same year are Lee Mullican, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Tanning, Philip Guston and Robert Motherwell.

Manny Farber's Gallery representation

Manny Farber is represented and exhibited by Van Doren Waxter in New York, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development 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 important art hub globally. Major art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the worldwide 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 Manny Farber

Born in 1917, Manny Farber was largely inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the dominant artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated many of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.

Manny Farber

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