Saul Leiter

1923 - 2013 · United States

Artist biography

Saul Leiter was a visual artist, who was born in the United States. Saul Leiter, born in 1923, died in 2013. Born in the same country and around the same year are Ray Harryhausen, Gene Davis, Diane Arbus, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichenstein.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Saul Leiter's work is represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, the United States. Saul Leiter's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition East 10th street at Gallery fifty one in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 06 May 2019 until 28 June 2019. Saul Leiter's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Space is Only Noise part 2 (04 July 2018 - 22 September 2018) at Erik Nordenhake in Stockholm and IN MY ROOM (10 May 2018 - 30 August 2018) at Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. Saul Leiter's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called IN MY ROOM and took place at Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, the United States from the 10 May 2018 to 30 August 2018.

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 era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre internationally. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter was born in 1923 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of 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 endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes were predominant in many artists’ work.

Saul Leiter

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