Richard Nonas

1936 · United States

Artist biography

Richard Nonas is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States. Richard Nonas was born in 1936. Born in the same country and around the same year are Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Nonas is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like France, Italy, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Anne de Villepoix in France, P420 in Italy, and Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States. Richard Nonas most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Selected Works from the Collection of Holly Solomon 1968-1981, curated by Thomas Solomon. The exhibition was open from 28 May 2019 until 28 June 2019. Richard Nonas' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Swerve (of shore) to bend (of bay) (16 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) at Galerie Hubert Winter in Vienna and Zonamaco 2020 | Booth D105 (04 February 2020 - 08 February 2020) at OV Project in Brussels. Richard Nonas' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Out Away Back and took place at NEOCHROME in Turin, Italy from the 26 April 2018 to 12 June 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially 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 in the world. Leading art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. 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 Richard Nonas

Born in 1936, Richard Nonas was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict strictures 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 time. 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.

Richard Nonas

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