Agnes Howell Ferguson

1895

Artist biography

Agnes Howell Ferguson was a creative visual artist. Agnes Howell Ferguson was born in 1895. Artists John Dixon, John Aubrey Speer, Thomas Brown Clark, Ludwik Czajkowski, and André Beaudin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Agnes Howell Ferguson

Born in 1895, Agnes Howell Ferguson's creative work was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.