1938 · United Kingdom
Tony Morgan is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Tony Morgan was born in 1938. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews and Bridget Rilet.
Tony Morgan's exhibition
Tony Morgan's work has most recently been exhibited at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (13 July 2018 until 25 August 2018) with the exhibition AKTION: CONCEPTUAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY (1960 – 1980), .
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Britain has been an essential hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated vast wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the contemporary era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the importance of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the 19th century, Britain became a significant focal point in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.
Further Biographical Context for Tony Morgan
Born in 1938, Tony Morgan was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.