Michael Goldberg

1924 · United States

Artist biography

Michael Goldberg is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the United States. Michael Goldberg was born in 1924. Born in the same country and around the same year are Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Goldberg is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as France and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Diane De Polignac & Chazournes in Paris, Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York, and The McCormick Gallery in Chicago. Michael Goldberg most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York (03 February 2020 until 27 March 2020) with the exhibition Paper Power. Michael Goldberg's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism (20 November 2019 - 24 January 2020) at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York and Makeout Point (07 March 2019 - 12 April 2019) at 65GRAND in Chicago.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub internationally. Leading art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse 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 types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. 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 Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg was born in 1924, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Michael Goldberg

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