Sanford Roth

1906 · United States

Artist biography

Sanford Roth is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Sanford Roth was born in 1906. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Franz Kline, Walker Evans, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky.

Sanford Roth's Gallery representation

Sanford Roth is represented and exhibited by Scott Nichols Gallery located in San Francisco, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided 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 essential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period 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 Sanford Roth

Sanford Roth was born in 1906 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus became an indispensable place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Sanford Roth

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