Charles Ransom Chickering
1891 - 1970
Charles Ransom Chickering was a creative artist, Charles Ransom Chickering was born in 1891 and died in 1970. Artists Dan Bout, Voyle Neville Armstrong, Emil Bauer-Schachtler, Hendrikus Johannes Balsink, and Étienne Albrieux are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Charles Ransom Chickering
Born in 1891, Charles Ransom Chickering was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic 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 developed a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fertile, 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 extraordinarily 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 the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding principles in the incredible diversity of work produced during this period.