1934 · United States
Sheila Hicks is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Sheila Hicks was born in 1934. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Ray Harryhausen, Gene Davis, Diane Arbus, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichenstein.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Sheila Hicks' work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Galleries include Alison Jacques Gallery in the United Kingdom, Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France, as well as Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in the United States. Sheila Hicks most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Alison Jacques Gallery in London (04 March 2020 until 07 March 2020) with the exhibition The Armory Show. Sheila Hicks' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Alison Jacques Gallery in London (04 October 2017 - 11 November 2017) with the name Stones of peace and Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder in Vienna (04 September 2018 - 03 November 2018) with the name PANTA RHEI SHEILA HICKS I JUDIT REIGL. Sheila Hicks' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Stones of peace and took place at Alison Jacques Gallery in London, the United Kingdom from the 04 October 2017 to 11 November 2017.
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, previously considered as the most powerful art centre in the world. Major art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. 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 Sheila Hicks
Born in 1934, Sheila Hicks' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.