1904 - 1997
Barbara Crooks was an artist, Barbara Crooks, born in 1904, died in 1997. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Doris Appel, Ada Cipriani, Isamu Noguchi, Wilhelm Buchta, and Noguchi Isamu.
Further Biographical Context for Barbara Crooks
Born in 1904, Barbara Crooks was predominantly influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years 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 prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding ideas 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 tremendous creative developments.