Norman Bluhm

1921 · United States

Artist biography

Norman Bluhm is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Norman Bluhm was born in 1921. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Norman Bluhm's work is available on display in 4 galleries recorded on Artland. Galleries exhibiting Norman Bluhm's work include Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles, as well as Loretta Howard Gallery and Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York. Norman Bluhm's work has most recently been exhibited at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York (20 February 2020 until 14 March 2020) with the exhibition Space Time Continuum, 1950s to 1990s. Norman Bluhm's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Paper Power (03 February 2020 - 27 March 2020) at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York and SUMMER SELECTIONS (11 July 2018 - 31 July 2018) at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York.

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 period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre internationally. Leading art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion 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 Norman Bluhm

Born in 1921, Norman Bluhm was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Norman Bluhm

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