Ann Cole

1903

Artist biography

Ann Cole is regarded as a well established artist, Ann Cole was born in 1903. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Douglas Shenton Annand, Serge Brignoni, Félix Aublet, George Henry Andre, and Franz Bauer.

Further Biographical Context for Ann Cole

Ann Cole was born in 1903 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative developments.