Sonia Gechtoff

1926 · United States

Artist biography

Sonia Gechtoff is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Sonia Gechtoff was born in 1926. Also born in the United States around 1926 and of the same generation are Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sonia Gechtoff is represented by David Richard Gallery in New York, the United States. Sonia Gechtoff's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Forces of Nature on the Grand Stage: Paintings from 1988 to 1995 at David Richard Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 09 September 2019 until 25 October 2019. Sonia Gechtoff's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Drawings From The Early 1960'S, which took place at Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art in New York, the United States (11 May 2017 - 17 June 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 period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art centre worldwide. Leading art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 over the visual culture of the World, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important 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 Sonia Gechtoff

Born in 1926, Sonia Gechtoff's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. 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.

Sonia Gechtoff

  • Exhibitions 2

Looking for available works of this artist? Let us help you!

None of our partner galleries has added works for sale of this artist. If you are interested in seeing available works we will get in touch with galleries that represent this artist and get back to you.