Cecil Cunningham

1897 - 1973

Artist biography

Cecil Cunningham was a creative artist, Born in 1897, Cecil Cunningham passed away in 1973. Artists like Theodore N. Lukits, Ali Baba, Karl Friedrich Brust, Pierre Berjole, and Cornelius Bolding were also born in 1897.

Further Biographical Context for Cecil Cunningham

Cecil Cunningham was born in 1897 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the world developed many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Cecil Cunningham

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