Robert Rauschenberg

1925 - 2008 · United States

Artist biography

Robert Rauschenberg was a creative visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Born in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg passed away in 2008. Artists Ray Harryhausen, Gene Davis, Diane Arbus, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichenstein are of the same generation and same country as Robert Rauschenberg.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Robert Rauschenberg's work is on display in 18 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Spain. The galleries exhibiting Robert Rauschenberg's work include Bastian | London in the United Kingdom, Tornabuoni Art | Paris in France, as well as Galería La Caja Negra in Spain. Robert Rauschenberg's work has most recently been exhibited at Livingstone Gallery in The Hague (31 March 2018 until 27 May 2018) with the exhibition American Dreamers. Robert Rauschenberg's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; WORKS FROM THE DIRK LEHR COLLECTION (16 June 2018 - 22 September 2018) at Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin and The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and their Students (18 October 2018 - 01 December 2018) at Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York. Robert Rauschenberg's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called American Dreamers and took place at Livingstone Gallery in The Hague, the Netherlands from the 31 March 2018 to 27 May 2018.

Robert Rauschenberg in private collections

On Artland Robert Rauschenberg's works can be found in the collection of FlorianHolzner, Wellsyke, and Kunst på Arbeidsplassen, who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Mar Hernández, and Willy Spiller.

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 era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub globally. Leading art movements established and cultivated 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 age, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg was born in 1925 and was predominantly influenced 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 humility 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.

Robert Rauschenberg

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