Charles Coe


Artist biography

Charles Coe is a contemporary artist considered well established, Charles Coe was born in 1902. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marcel Lajos Breuer, Mario Beltrami, Aroldo Bellini, Margarethe Berger-Hammerschlag, and Jacques-André Boiffard.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Coe

Born in 1902, Charles Coe was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Charles Coe