Benjamin Frazier Cunningham

1904 - 1975

Artist biography

Benjamin Frazier Cunningham was a visual artist, Born in 1904, Benjamin Frazier Cunningham passed away in 1975. Artists Kurt Beyerlein, Ortrud Abeking, Kay Ameche, Claire Bonebakker, and Victorine Buttberg are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Benjamin Frazier Cunningham

Born in 1904, Benjamin Frazier Cunningham was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The main focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Benjamin Frazier Cunningham

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