Gilden's Art Gallery , Stand n° 

Composition XIII, from: Barcelona -  Joan  Miro

Joan Miro Composition XIII, from: Barcelona

Nude, from: Brushstroke Figure Series -  Roy  Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein Nude, from: Brushstroke Figure Series

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Joan Miro  (+)

    Biography : Joan Miró was born in Montroig, near Barcelona in 1893. He came from a long line of hardworking craftsmen, and his father also worked as a goldsmith and a watchmaker. Although Miró did poorly at school, he began drawing regularly at the age of eight. In 1907 he attended the Lonja School of Fine Arts in Barcelona where he received encouragement from his teachers. After a brief period working as a clerk, he attended the Gali School of Art in 1912, also in Barcelona. After Miró completed his artistic education in Barcelona, he produced portraits and landscapes in the Fauve manner, a style of painting popular around 1900 that emphasized brilliant and aggressive colours. He had his first one-man show in Barcelona in 1918 and later that year he became a member of the Agrupacio Courbet, to which the ceramist Joseph Llorenz Artigas belonged. In 1919 Miró made his first trip to Paris and thereafter he spent the winters in Paris and the summers in Montroig. He met members of the Dada group, an artistic and literary movement which sought to expand the boundaries of conventional art. His first one-man show in Paris was held in 1921 and his paintings of this period reflect cubist influences. The change in his art was furthered by his encounter with the works of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Jean Arp. Miró's aim was to rediscover the sources of human feeling, to create poetry by way of painting, using a vocabulary of signs and symbols, plastic metaphors (an implied similarity between two different things), and dream images to express definite themes. He had a genuine sense of humour and a lively wit, which also characterized his art. His chief consideration was social, to get close to the great masses of humanity, and he was deeply convinced that art can make a genuine appeal only when returning to the roots of experience. Miró was connected with the surrealists from 1924 to 1930. Surrealism was a source of inspiration to him, and he made use of its methods; however,

    Exhibition : Joan Miro Printmaker, November 2017

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Joan  Miro - Composition XIII, from: Barcelona Composition XIII, from: Barcelona

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  • Andy Warhol  (+)

    Biography : Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in 1928, in the neighbourhood of Oakland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were Slovakian immigrants. His father, Ondrej Warhola, was a construction worker, while his mother, Julia Warhola, was an embroiderer. Drawing soon became Warhol's favourite childhood pastime. He was also an avid fan of the movies, and when his mother bought him a camera at the age of 9 he took up photography as well, developing film in a makeshift darkroom he set up in their basement. Warhol attended Holmes Elementary school and took the free art classes offered at the Carnegie Institute (now the Carnegie Museum of Art) in Pittsburgh. In 1942, at the age of 14, Warhol suffered a tragedy when his father passed away. Warhol's father had recognized his son's artistic talents, and in his will he dictated that his life savings go toward Warhol's college education. That same year, Warhol began at Schenley High School, and upon graduating, in 1945, he enrolled at the Carnegie Institute for Technology to study pictorial design. When he graduated from college with his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1949, Warhol moved to New York City to pursue a career as a commercial artist. He landed a job with Glamour magazine in September, and went on to become one of the most successful commercial artists of the 1950s. In the late 1950s, Warhol began devoting more attention to painting, and in 1961, he debuted the concept of "pop art"—paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods. In 1962, he exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell's soup cans. These small canvas works of everyday consumer products created a major stir in the art world, bringing both Warhol and pop art into the national spotlight for the first time. In 1964, Warhol opened his own art studio, a large silver-painted warehouse known simply as "The Factory." The Factory quickly became one of New York City's premier cultural hotspots. In 1968, however, Warhol's thriving career almost en

    Exhibition : American Post War, July 2017

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  • Francis Bacon  (+)

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  • Alexander Calder  (+)

    Biography : Alexander Calder was born in Philadelphia in 1898. He studied engineering from 1915 to 1919 at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He took drawing courses with Clinton Balmer in New York in 1922, and studied at the Art Students League from 1923-25. Calder worked for the magazine "National Police Gazette" as of 1924. For two weeks in 1925, he attended the daily show of a travelling circus in New York. In 1926 Alexander Calder moved to Paris where he studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. This is where he made his first small figure of wire, wood and cloth. In spring of 1927 he decided to set up a complete miniature circus with these figures, and performs shows that are visited by many Parisian artists. His miniature wire figures were on exhibition in the New Yorker Weyhe Gallery in 1928. His first one-man show took place at the Paris Galerie Billiet-Pierre Vorms in 1929. In 1930 Alexander Calder joined the artists group "Abstraction-Création". He increasingly dealt with abstractions. A visit to the Paris observatory was a major inspiration for his first mobile and abstract wire sculptures, for which Marcel Duchamp came up with the term "Mobile". Alexander Calder exhibited these "Mobiles" in the Galerie Vignon in Paris in 1932 for the first time. In these "Mobiles" Calder found his very own and most appropriate form of art. The perfectly balanced constructions, moved by a touch of air, are made of metal elements, wires, threads and sticks, they became more complex and abstract over the years, however, their impression is always one of great poetry and playful airiness. In the beginning he also made constructions that were moved by a small motor, but Calder did not pursue this type of "Mobile". As counterparts to the "Mobiles", Alexander Calder also made immobile, tectonically heavy, partly monumental constructions of sheet metal, for which Jean Arp invented the term "Stabile". In 1933 Alexander Calder bought a farm house in Rox

    Exhibition : Alexander Calder and Sam Francis: American Abstraction, Kinetism to Expressionism, October 2018

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  • Marc Chagall  (+)

    Biography : Marc Chagall was born in 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia, to a poor Jewish family that included ten children. His father, Zakhar Chagall, worked in a fish factory and his mother, Ida Chagall, worked in the family home and ran a grocery store. The years of his childhood, the family circle, and his native village became the main themes of his art. These first impressions lingered in his mind like original images and were transformed into paintings. Chagall received early schooling from a teacher friend who lived nearby. He then attended the town school, but he only did well in geometry. He decided that he wanted to become an artist and talked his parents into paying for art lessons. He began his artistic instruction under the direction of a painter in Vitebsk. In 1907 he moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he attended the school of the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts and studied briefly with famed Russian painter Leon Bakst (1866–1924). These were difficult years for Chagall. He was extremely poor and was unable to support himself with his artwork. He took a job as a servant and also learned how to paint signs. In Bakst's studio he had his first contact with the modern movement that was sweeping Paris, and it freed his inner resources. With some help from a patron Chagall went to Paris in 1910. The poets Blaise Cendrars, Max Jacob, and Guillaume Apollinaire, and the painters Roger de La Fresnaye, Robert Delaunay and Amedeo Modigliani became his friends. Chagall participated in the art showings at the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne in 1912, but it was his first one-man show in Herwarth Walden's Der Sturm Gallery in Berlin which established him internationally as a leading artist. Chagall lived in Russia for the duration of World War I and in 1922 the artist left Russia for good, going to Berlin, Germany and then back to Paris. The art dealer Ambroise Vollard (1865–1939) commissioned him to illustrate Nikolay Gogol's (1809–1852) "Dead

    Exhibition : Chagall: the Storyteller, May-June 2018

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  • Sam Francis  (+)

    Biography : Samuel Lewis Francis was born in San Mateo, California in1923. He began painting in 1944 after being diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis, resulting from a U.S. Army Air Corps accident. In 1947 he studied privately with painter David Park, and soon gave up his intended medical studies, earning a BA in 1949 and an MA in 1950 at the University of California, Berkeley. He experimented with the dominant and emerging styles of the late 1940s, particularly Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism, eventually developing a personal style of abstraction focused on dripping, cell-like forms, an all-over instability, and sensitivity to colour and light, as in Opposites (1950). In 1950 Francis moved to Paris and attended the Atelier Fernand Léger, where he was exposed to the work of Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, which reinvigorated his interest in light and vibrant colour, visible in his 1953 painting Big Red. Producing such work led to his association with “Art Informel”, although Francis never fully associated with any movement. A visit to Japan in 1957 coincided with an opening up of expanses of white space in much of his work, and his subsequent move to a larger studio in Paris resulted in the production of large-scale paintings and mural commissions, including a 1959 painting for the Chase Manhattan Bank, New York. Francis returned to California in 1962 and resumed painting with combinations of bright colours. Clement Greenberg's landmark exhibition Post Painterly Abstraction (1964) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which focused on paintings emphasizing colour over gesture, included works by Francis. In the late 1960s, however, colour increasingly vanished from his canvases. In 1973 he formed a lithography production company, which published his own prints. Over the next decades, Francis's style in painting and print production evolved from the depiction of bright, centrally placed shapes evocative of Tibetan mandalas (influenced by Jungian psychology) to his l

    Exhibition : Alexander Calder and Sam Francis: American Abstraction, Kinetism to Expressionism, October 2018

    Also represented by:

  • David Hockney  (+)
  • Roy Lichtenstein  (+)

    Biography : Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born in New York City in 1923 the son of a successful real estate developer. As a boy growing up on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Lichtenstein had a passion for both science and comic books. In his teens, he became interested in art. He took watercolour classes at Parsons School of Design in 1937, and he took classes at the Art Students League in 1940, studying with American realist painter Reginald Marsh. Following his graduation from the Franklin School for Boys in Manhattan in 1940, Lichtenstein attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His college studies were interrupted in 1943, when he was drafted and sent to Europe for World War II. After his wartime service, Lichtenstein returned to Ohio State in 1946 to finish his undergraduate degree and master's degree—both in fine arts. He briefly taught at Ohio State before moving to Cleveland and working as a window-display designer for a department store, an industrial designer and a commercial-art instructor. In the late 1940s, Lichtenstein exhibited his art in galleries nationwide, including in Cleveland and New York City. In the 1950s, he often took his artistic subjects from mythology and from American history and folklore, and he painted those subjects in styles that paid homage to earlier art, from the 18th century through modernism. Lichtenstein began experimenting with different subjects and methods in the early 1960s, while he was teaching at Rutgers University. His newer work was both a commentary on American popular culture and a reaction to the recent success of Abstract Expressionist painting by artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Instead of painting abstract, often subject-less canvases as Pollock and others had had done, Lichtenstein took his imagery directly from comic books and advertising. Rather than emphasize his painting process and his own inner, emotional life in his art, he mimicked his borrowed sources right down to an impersonal-looking s

    Exhibition : American Post War, July 2017

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Roy  Lichtenstein - Nude, from: Brushstroke Figure Series Nude, from: Brushstroke Figure Series

    Also represented by:

  • Henri Matisse  (+)
  • Pablo Picasso  (+)

    Biography : Pablo Picasso was born in a poor family in Málaga, southern Spain in 1881. After some early training with his father, a provincial drawing teacher, Picasso showed that he had thoroughly grasped naturalistic conventions at a very young age. After some incomplete sessions of art school in Barcelona and Madrid, Picasso spent his adolescence associating with the group of Catalan modernists who gathered at Els Quatre Gats in Barcelona. From there he moved to Paris, where he quickly found like-minded poets and painters. His work began to attract serious critical attention and praise by the time he was twenty. His first mature work, dating from this time, around 1901, is classified as his Blue Period. He painted anecdotal scenes of clowns, vagrants, and prostitutes, all in tones of blue. As Picasso spent more time in Paris, as his painting developed, and as he began to meet the right people, his mood lifted. His subject matter remained much the same, but his tones were warmer, or rosier, and the atmosphere of his paintings was gayer. He began also to acquire mistress-muses; the women in his life would be his most consistent inspiration. Unfortunately, while his girlfriends were such a valuable impetus to his art, they seldom emerged from their museships unscathed. Jacqueline Roque and Marie-Thérese Walter committed suicide, and Olga Koklova and Dora Maar became somewhat insane. While Picasso's relationships imbued life into his painting, they often destroyed the lives of the women involved. Acquiring the valuable patronage of the American siblings Leo and Gertrude Stein, Picasso soaked in all the experimental energy of the Parisian art scene and, inspired by other French painters–especially Cézanne, and also the "primitive" art of Africa and the Pacific–Picasso began to create for himself a radically new style. "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" (1907), perhaps the most revolutionary painting of the century, prepared the ground for Cubism, a style Picasso developed in col

    Exhibition : The Age of Early Modern Masters: Braque, Matisse and Picasso

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  • Robert Rauschenberg  (+)
  • Ed Ruscha  (+)

    Biography : Edward Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to a Roman Catholic family. His father worked as an auditor for an insurance company and his job took the family to Oklahoma City, where they lived for 15 years. Ruscha's artistic talents developed at a young age. He particularly enjoyed drawing cartoons, an interest he maintained for many years. Although his mother supported his decision to apply to art school, his father was unhappy about the idea. Though, when his son gained a place at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, he changed his mind because he had read that Walt Disney often offered well-paid jobs to its graduates. While he was studying in LA, his father died. His mother Dorothy decided that she needed to expand her horizons so after Ruscha graduated, he went on a trip to Europe in the summer of 1961 with his mother and brother. They travelled for four months, buying a small car in Paris and using it to visit countries all over Europe. Ruscha visited museums, but found he wasn't gripped by the art of previous centuries. Instead, when he returned to Paris at the end of the trip, he spent time walking through the streets and painting local signage, such as those above the Metro stations. After returning to Los Angeles, he worked for the Carson-Roberts Advertising Agency designing layouts. In 1962, Ruscha was invited to show his work as part of the "New Painting of Common Objects" show at the Pasadena Art Museum, curated by Walter Hopps. The show is generally credited as the first museum exhibition in America showing what would later be dubbed Pop art. Ruscha, the youngest artist in the group, showed his work alongside pieces by Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Joe Goode, Wayne Thiebaud and Andy Warhol. The following year, Hopps invited Ruscha to put on his first one-man show at his commercial gallery, the Ferus Gallery, where Andy Warhol had presented his first solo show in 1960. The show was a success and Ruscha sold six paintings. The same year, Hopps organized a

    Exhibition : American Post War, July 2017

    Also represented by:

  • Frank Stella  (+)

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Gilden’s Arts was founded in 1981 and is a family run business with representatives in the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States of America. In June 2006, we opened our new gallery in Hampstead village, North London.
We specialise and deal in 20th Century Modern Art, with a focus on works on paper including original prints from the 20th Century: Our collection of International Art includes the Modern Masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and many other highly acclaimed artists.
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