Fernand Coulon

1902 - 1974

Artist biography

Fernand Coulon was a visual artist, Fernand Coulon was born in 1902 and died in 1974. Artists like Chen Zhi, Claude J. K. Anderson, Ida Maria Bauerreiss, Maurice Berezov, and Torao Ataka were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for Fernand Coulon

Fernand Coulon was born in 1902 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.