Fred Coventry

1905 - 1997

Artist biography

Fred Coventry was a visual artist, Born in 1905, Fred Coventry passed away in 1997. Artists like Alfredo Cavadini, Feliks Czajkowski, Alicia Atkinson, Rosa Benesch-Hennig, and Joseph Becker were also born in 1905.

Further Biographical Context for Fred Coventry

Born in 1905, Fred Coventry was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured 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 hold as an ideology amongst 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 established methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Fred Coventry

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