William Wendt

1865 · United States

Artist biography

William Wendt is an established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other famous artists such as Bret Slater, Tina West, Brandice Guerra, Karen Seapker, and Esther Williams. William Wendt was born in 1865.

William Wendt's Gallery representation

William Wendt is represented and exhibited by Richard Norton Gallery located in Chicago, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern age 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.

William Wendt

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