George Copeland Ault

1891 - 1948

Artist biography

George Copeland Ault was a creative visual artist, George Copeland Ault was born in 1891 and died in 1948. Artists like Moise Kisling, Federigo Angeli, Harry Lane, Gio Ponti, and Edward Baranov-Knepp were also born in 1891.

Further Biographical Context for George Copeland Ault

George Copeland Ault was born in 1891 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing a variety of ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological uses of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

George Copeland Ault

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