Bob Coburn

1900 - 1990

Artist biography

Bob Coburn was a creative artist, Born in 1900, Bob Coburn passed away in 1990. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are John Jules Billington, Wilder Bentley, Barbara Morgan, Elisabeth Bohny, and Alfred Appelhans.

Further Biographical Context for Bob Coburn

Bob Coburn was born in 1900 and was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his acclaimed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding ideologies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this period.

Bob Coburn

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