Nicolas Carone

1917 · United States

Artist biography

Nicolas Carone is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Nicolas Carone was born in 1917. Also born in the United States around 1917 and of the same generation are Lee Mullican, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Tanning, Philip Guston and Robert Motherwell.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nicolas Carone is represented and exhibited by Loretta Howard Gallery located in New York, the United States. Nicolas Carone's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition WHAT MATTERS at Loretta Howard Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 05 June 2019 until 31 July 2019. Nicolas Carone's work has also been exhibited during the Nicolas Carone exhibition at Loretta Howard Gallery in New York, the United States (07 September 2017 - 17 October 2017).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre globally. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Nicolas Carone

Nicolas Carone was born in 1917 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Artistic output in the United States was heavily impacted at the time by the Great Depression, and a number of artists took to focusing on ideas of humbleness and the ordinary man. For the first time in US history, artists began to delve into political subjects and attempted to use their art to impact society. Topics including poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes were prevalent in many artists’ work.

Nicolas Carone

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