Dorothy Josephine Coke
1897 - 1979
Dorothy Josephine Coke was a visual artist, Dorothy Josephine Coke, born in 1897, died in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Henri Vere Alden, Josep Alumá, Edward Roydon Abbott, Agnes Olive Allen, and Berthe Coulon.
Further Biographical Context for Dorothy Josephine Coke
Dorothy Josephine Coke was born in 1897 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments 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 affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed 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 all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding principles in the incredible diversity of work produced during this period.