Richard Pousette-Dart

1916 · United States

Artist biography

Richard Pousette-Dart is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United States. Richard Pousette-Dart was born in 1916. Born in the same country and around the same year are Lee Mullican, Louise Bourgeois, Dorothea Tanning, Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Pousette-Dart is represented by two galleries. These are PACE | New York and Hollis Taggart Galleries in the United States. Richard Pousette-Dart most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pace London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Works 1940-1992. The exhibition was open from 18 January 2019 until 19 February 2019. Richard Pousette-Dart's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York (05 March 2020 - 08 March 2020) with the name The Armory Show and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York (03 February 2020 - 27 March 2020) with the name Paper Power. Richard Pousette-Dart's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called MASTER DRAWINGS and took place at Barbara Mathes Gallery in New York, the United States from the 16 January 2019 to 14 February 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most important art centre worldwide. Leading art movements developed and fostered in significant 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 various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. 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 Richard Pousette-Dart

Richard Pousette-Dart was born in 1916 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of 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 modesty and the ordinary man. For the first time in US history, artists began to explore 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.

Richard Pousette-Dart

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