Gene Coleman

1895 - 1985

Artist biography

Gene Coleman was a visual artist, Born in 1895, Gene Coleman passed away in 1985. Artists Umberto Benedetti, Luke Anguhadluq, Arvid Backlund, Dora Bianka, and Ilija Basicevic Bosilj are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gene Coleman

Gene Coleman was born in 1895 and was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing different ways of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are considered as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The idea of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Gene Coleman

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