Salvatore Scarpitta

1919 · United States

Artist biography

Salvatore Scarpitta is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Salvatore Scarpitta was born in 1919. 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

Salvatore Scarpitta is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Galleries include Luxembourg & Dayan | London and Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Tornabuoni Art | Paris in France. Salvatore Scarpitta most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rossi & Rossi | Hong Kong in China with the exhibition Oltre la Pittura. The exhibition was open from 22 March 2019 until 10 May 2019. Salvatore Scarpitta's work has also been exhibited during the Dialoghi exhibition at Studio Gariboldi in Milan, Italy (22 January 2018 - 29 March 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern 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 Salvatore Scarpitta

Born in 1919, Salvatore Scarpitta was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many 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 delve 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 predominant in many artists’ work.

Salvatore Scarpitta

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