Walker Evans

1903 - 1975 · United States

Artist biography

Walker Evans was a visual artist, who was born in the United States. Walker Evans, born in 1903, died in 1975. Born in the same country and around the same year are Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Ansel Adams.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Walker Evans' work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Italy and the United States. Galleries include Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan, as well as Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art and Robert Mann Gallery in New York. Walker Evans' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 19 November 2019 until 17 January 2020. Walker Evans' work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; SLEEP WITH THE FISHES (07 August 2019 - 15 August 2019) at Robert Mann Gallery in New York and Courtesy of (09 May 2019 - 15 June 2019) at Transmitter in New York.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned 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 Walker Evans

Walker Evans was born in 1903 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became a vital place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Walker Evans

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