Dorothy W. Cook

1897

Artist biography

Dorothy W. Cook is seen as an established artist, Dorothy W. Cook was born in 1897. Artists like Reginald Victor Brown, Max W. Arnold, Pierre Berjole, Victor Van Beylen, and Albert Müller were also born in 1897.

Further Biographical Context for Dorothy W. Cook

Dorothy W. Cook was born in 1897 and was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing different methods of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are noted as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Dorothy W. Cook

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