Austin Cooper

1890 - 1964

Artist biography

Austin Cooper was a creative visual artist, Austin Cooper was born in 1890 and died in 1964. Artists like Kathleen May Bagot-Tappert, Fioravante Arioli, Karl Peter Röhl, Michael Baxte, and Karl Ludwig Bergmaier were also born in 1890.

Further Biographical Context for Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper was born in 1890 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic developments 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 different major cities around the world developed different modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.