Maxwell Rushton

United Kingdom

Artist biography

Maxwell Rushton is an artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, like other renowned artists such as Jenny Beard, Jamie Wilson, Graham Sutherland, Nils Norman, and Hugo Bruce.

Maxwell Rushton in private collections

It is the collector Estevan Maestas, who is in possession of work by Maxwell Rushton at Artland. Estevan Maestas also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Won Sou-Yeol, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an important hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the contemporary period, Britain had been to a great extent eclipsed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth century, Britain became a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Maxwell Rushton

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