Peter Joseph

1929 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Peter Joseph is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Peter Joseph was born in 1929. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews and Bridget Rilet.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Peter Joseph's work, including galleries in countries such as Belgium, France, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Greta Meert in Belgium, Galerie Bernard Bouche in France, and Lisson Gallery | Tenth Avenue, New York in the United States. Peter Joseph most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels with the exhibition Di fuochi e accesi sensi: painting - group exhibition. The exhibition was open from 04 September 2019 until 18 October 2019. Peter Joseph's only other exhibition is Solo Exhibition , which took place at Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris, France (29 September 2018 - 10 November 2018).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the importance of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth century, Britain became a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Joseph

Born in 1929, Peter Joseph's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Peter Joseph

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