Dick Calkins

1898 - 1962

Artist biography

Dick Calkins was a visual artist, Born in 1898, Dick Calkins passed away in 1962. Artists like Berenice Abbott, Ernesto Giuliano Armani, Frank Walter Bergmann, Chen Danxu, and Jacques Aragonez De Faria were also born in 1898.

Further Biographical Context for Dick Calkins

Dick Calkins was born in 1898 and was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. Across the world, Expressive painting continued to be explored and developed in many countries. In France in the early 1900s, the Nabis explored this movement, and were soon followed by German groups such as Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter. Through this movement the careers of some legendary artists such as Kirchner, Franz Marc, and Wassily Kandinsky were came to fruition.

Dick Calkins

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