Bill Connor

1910

Artist biography

Bill Connor is an established artist, Bill Connor was born in 1910. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Joy Adamson, Willy Ronis, Howard Bobbs, Paul Callan Vincent Burns, and Banhidi Andor.

Further Biographical Context for Bill Connor

Born in 1910, Bill Connor was primarily influenced by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic developments 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. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Bill Connor

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