1906 - 1998
Catherine Cookson was a creative visual artist, Born in 1906, Catherine Cookson passed away in 1998. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are Victor Vasarely, Renzo Agostini, Otto Axer, Norma Bull, and Hakki Anli.
Further Biographical Context for Catherine Cookson
Born in 1906, Catherine Cookson was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began 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 major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became an indispensable place for the development of ideas surrounding the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.