Agnes Olive Allen
Agnes Olive Allen is an established contemporary artist, Agnes Olive Allen was born in 1897. Artists like Joseph Raskin, Malvin Marr Albright (Zsissly), Carl William Peters, William Jacobs, and Erwin Blumenfeld were also born in 1897.
Further Biographical Context for Agnes Olive Allen
Agnes Olive Allen was born in 1897 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are noted as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The notion of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.