Peter Saul

1934 · United States

Artist biography

Peter Saul is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Peter Saul was born in 1934. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Saul's work is available on display in 6 galleries around the globe, such as in Russian Federation and the United States. Some of those galleries are Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Russian Federation, as well as Venus | Manhattan and Michael Werner | New York in the United States. Peter Saul most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France with the exhibition Art History is Wrong. The exhibition was open from 17 January 2020 until 28 February 2020. Peter Saul's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Naturally naked (14 August 2019 - 27 December 2019) at Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Moscow and WARS: 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES (11 September 2019 - 01 November 2019) at David Nolan Gallery in New York. Peter Saul's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called PAINTINGS and took place at Mary Boone Gallery | Chelsea in New York, the United States from the 20 November 2018 to 20 December 2018.

Peter Saul in private collections

On Artland Peter Saul's works can be found in the collection of Robert Mollers and patrick droste , who for instance also has works by other artists including Wolfgang Tillmans, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Qafar Rzayev.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the contemporary period age 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 Peter Saul

Born in 1934, Peter Saul was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Peter Saul

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 10

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