Brian Coghlan

1903 - 1978

Artist biography

Brian Coghlan was a visual artist, Born in 1903, Brian Coghlan passed away in 1978. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are Broeder Maximinus, August Bläsi, Johannes W.L.A. Bosmans, Barna Basilides, and Dr. Harold Edgerton.

Further Biographical Context for Brian Coghlan

Brian Coghlan was born in 1903, grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became an essential place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Brian Coghlan

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