Catherine Carrington

1904 - 2004

Artist biography

Catherine Carrington was a creative visual artist, Catherine Carrington was born in 1904 and died in 2004. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Robert L. Benny, Davina F. Brown, Xanti Schawinsky, Alecos Condopoulos, and Frans Henri Boers.

Further Biographical Context for Catherine Carrington

Catherine Carrington was born in 1904 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years 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 significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative developments.

Catherine Carrington

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