Francis Sherwood Clemmer


Artist biography

Francis Sherwood Clemmer is an established contemporary visual artist, Francis Sherwood Clemmer was born in 1908. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Harry Brodsky, Rudolf Bunk, Dagny Cassel, Wilfred Berg, and David De Bethel.

Further Biographical Context for Francis Sherwood Clemmer

Francis Sherwood Clemmer was born in 1908 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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 concentrated 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.

Francis Sherwood Clemmer

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