Earl Somers Cordrey

1902 - 1977

Artist biography

Earl Somers Cordrey was a visual artist, Earl Somers Cordrey was born in 1902 and died in 1977. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Rudolf Conrad Erich Allwardt, Chen Sixuan, Carlo Levi, Ernst Ludwig Von Aster, and Richard Albrecht.

Further Biographical Context for Earl Somers Cordrey

Born in 1902, Earl Somers Cordrey was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.