Melbourne Hardwick

1857 · United States

Artist biography

Melbourne Hardwick is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other famous artists such as Michael Robertson, Dorothea Tanning, Jonathan Muecke, Arden Bendler Browning, and Larry Sultan/Mike Mendel. Melbourne Hardwick was born in 1857.

Melbourne Hardwick's Gallery representation

Melbourne Hardwick is represented and exhibited by Richard Norton Gallery in Chicago, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided 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 essential art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude 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 contemporary period 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.

Melbourne Hardwick

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