Marion Perkins

1908 · United States

Artist biography

Marion Perkins is an established artist, who originates from the United States. Marion Perkins was born in 1908. Born in the same country and around the same year are Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Ansel Adams.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marion Perkins' work is available for viewing at Richard Norton Gallery located in Chicago, the United States. Marion Perkins' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition TRUTH & BEAUTY: CHARLES WHITE AND HIS CIRCLE at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 07 September 2018 until 10 November 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished 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 Marion Perkins

Marion Perkins was born in 1908 and was primarily influenced by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became an indispensable place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Marion Perkins

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