Calvert Coggeshall

1907 - 1990

Artist biography

Calvert Coggeshall was a visual artist, Calvert Coggeshall was born in 1907 and died in 1990. Artists Etta Ackerman, Francisco Aszmann, Thomas S. Baker, Martin Bell, and Paul C. Newman are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Calvert Coggeshall

Calvert Coggeshall was born in 1907 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Calvert Coggeshall

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