Charles Merrick Capps

1898 - 1981

Artist biography

Charles Merrick Capps was an artist, Born in 1898, Charles Merrick Capps passed away in 1981. Artists Auguste Clergeau, Gertrude Wiser Butcher, Félix Boeck De, Francisco Bores, and Marion Adnams are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Merrick Capps

Born in 1898, Charles Merrick Capps was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are seen as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Charles Merrick Capps

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