Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

1925 · United States

Artist biography

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was born in 1925. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

Galleries

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's work is on display in two galleries, which are Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Halle in Austria.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art centre internationally. Major art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned 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 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was born in 1925, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

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