Beryl Otis Cochran
1904 - 2003
Beryl Otis Cochran was an artist, Beryl Otis Cochran, born in 1904, died in 2003. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Eileen Bard, Leokadija Belvertaitė-Žygelienė, Adolf Bode, Daniel Brustlein, and James Joseph Ahearn.
Further Biographical Context for Beryl Otis Cochran
Beryl Otis Cochran was born in 1904 and was largely influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.