Charles William Cain

1893 - 1962

Artist biography

Charles William Cain was a visual artist, Charles William Cain was born in 1893 and died in 1962. Artists André Aaron Bilis, Szilard Bauer, Carl Blümel, Nicolaas Bruynesteyn, and Albert Gustav Bunge are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Charles William Cain

Born in 1893, Charles William Cain's creative work was predominantly influenced 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 ventures 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 key innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Charles William Cain

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