Victor Pasmore

1908 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Victor Pasmore is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Victor Pasmore was born in 1908. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Edward Burra, Barbara Hepworth, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Francis Bacon and Rex Whistler.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Victor Pasmore's work is available on viewing in Alan Wheatley Art in London, the United Kingdom and Lorenzelli Arte in Milan, Italy. Victor Pasmore most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Fine Art Society in London (30 October 2017 until 21 November 2017) with the exhibition Lasting Impressions, British prints from the 19th and 20th century. Victor Pasmore's only other exhibition is CABARET DEL NIENTE, which took place at Lorenzelli Arte in Milan, Italy (27 September 2018 - 30 November 2018).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an essential hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained tremendous wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern period, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, guilds and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements in British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy British artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Victor Pasmore

Born in 1908, Victor Pasmore's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Victor Pasmore

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