Fré Cohen

1903 - 1943

Artist biography

Fré Cohen was a creative artist, Fré Cohen, born in 1903, died in 1943. Artists like Eldrid Ashley-Havinden, Bernard Cullmann, Odette Du Bosch, Helen Louise Beccard, and Iosif Bene were also born in 1903.

Further Biographical Context for Fré Cohen

Fré Cohen was born in 1903 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural significance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Fré Cohen

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