Clarence Roy Greenway

1891 - 2006

Artist biography

Clarence Roy Greenway was a visual artist. Clarence Roy Greenway was born in 1891 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ferruccio Ferrazzi, Frederick Coulson Davis, William Alexander Drake, Francis P. De Luna, and Sandor Budai.

Further Biographical Context for Clarence Roy Greenway

Clarence Roy Greenway was born in 1891 and grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take 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 like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across 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 time.

Clarence Roy Greenway

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