Franklin Casey

1907 - 1968

Artist biography

Franklin Casey was a creative artist, Born in 1907, Franklin Casey passed away in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jo Berto, Darrel Austin, Joseph Bertocchio, Birger Carlstedt, and Ralph Meldrim Buffington.

Further Biographical Context for Franklin Casey

Born in 1907, Franklin Casey was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The main focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.