Gaston Coppens

1909 - 2003

Artist biography

Gaston Coppens was a visual artist, Born in 1909, Gaston Coppens passed away in 2003. Also born in 1909 and of this same generation are Christos Athinodorou, Oleg Berngart, Anna Magdalena Burda, Charles Boyd Craven, and Pascal Boureille.

Further Biographical Context for Gaston Coppens

Born in 1909, Gaston Coppens was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, 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 focused 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 grow and develop further.

Gaston Coppens

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