Arthur Gresham

1891

Artist biography

Arthur Gresham was a creative visual artist. Arthur Gresham was born in 1891. Artists Carl William Broemel, Otto Herbert Fiedler, Edward Leo Forbes, Guiseppi Catalano, and Hans Elischer are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Arthur Gresham

Born in 1891, Arthur Gresham was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved different modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Arthur Gresham

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