Nancy Graves

1939 · United States

Artist biography

Nancy Graves is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Nancy Graves was born in 1939. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Nancy Graves' work. These are David Richard Gallery and Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Chelsea in New York, the United States. Nancy Graves most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France (04 September 2019 until 04 October 2019) with the exhibition LA LUNE, MARS ET LES MULTITUDES DU VIVANT. Nancy Graves' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Summer group of prints from the 1970's; Stella, Nevelson, Poons & more (17 July 2019 - 07 August 2019) at Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art in New York and MAPPING (20 February 2019 - 05 April 2019) at Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Chelsea in New York. Nancy Graves' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called MAPPING and took place at Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Chelsea in New York, the United States from the 20 February 2019 to 05 April 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, 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 sphere, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned 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 Nancy Graves

Born in 1939, Nancy Graves was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition 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 period. 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.

Nancy Graves

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