Charles Henry Contencin
1898 - 1955
Charles Henry Contencin was a creative artist, Charles Henry Contencin was born in 1898 and died in 1955. Artists like Albert Christian Burkart, Carl Spencer Campbell, André Heurtaux, Arnold Bosshard, and Robert Brackman were also born in 1898.
Further Biographical Context for Charles Henry Contencin
Born in 1898, Charles Henry Contencin's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.