Will Insley

1929 · United States

Artist biography

Will Insley is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United States. Will Insley was born in 1929. Artists Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin are of the same generation and same country as Will Insley.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Will Insley's work is available for viewing at WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC in New York, the United States. Will Insley most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC in New York with the exhibition Explorations in Process. The exhibition was open from 25 November 2019 until 10 January 2020. Will Insley's work has also been exhibited during the 50 Years: An Anniversary exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery | 524 West 26st Street in New York, the United States (09 October 2018 - 02 November 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution 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 hub worldwide. Leading 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 a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. 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 Will Insley

Will Insley was born in 1929 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about 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 strictures 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Will Insley

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