Benny Cohn

1896 - 1980

Artist biography

Benny Cohn was a visual artist, Born in 1896, Benny Cohn passed away in 1980. Also born in 1896 and of this same generation are Joris De Bruyne, Nikolai Bakulin, Agustin Aguirre Lopez, Ernst Blensdorf, and Jan Broeze.

Further Biographical Context for Benny Cohn

Born in 1896, Benny Cohn was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are seen as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The idea of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a prevalent way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

Benny Cohn

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