Fern Frances Cooper
Further Biographical Context for Fern Frances Cooper
Born in 1912, Fern Frances Cooper's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the advent of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social furore that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the world’s population.