Fred Conway

1900 - 1972

Artist biography

Fred Conway was a creative visual artist, Born in 1900, Fred Conway passed away in 1972. Also born in 1900 and of this same generation are Walter Brunner, Louis Ancillon, Aniela Cukier, Chen Junzao, and Irving G. Lehman.

Further Biographical Context for Fred Conway

Fred Conway was born in 1900 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years 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 politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also tremendously 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 key 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 flowering.

Fred Conway

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