Frederick T.W. Cook
1907 - 1982
Frederick T.W. Cook was a creative visual artist, Frederick T.W. Cook, born in 1907, died in 1982. Artists Chen Hui Kuen, Bruno Munari, Ivan Andréev, Francesco Bausi, and Martin Bell are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Frederick T.W. Cook
Frederick T.W. Cook was born in 1907 and was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many inspiring 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. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, 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 flourish and develop further.