George Emmanuel Cohen


Artist biography

George Emmanuel Cohen is an established contemporary visual artist, George Emmanuel Cohen was born in 1902. Also born in 1902 and of this same generation are Willa B. Brodie, Carlo Crispini, Eleanore Kaufmann Johnson Driskell, Chen Hongzao, and Charles Cobelle.

Further Biographical Context for George Emmanuel Cohen

Born in 1902, George Emmanuel Cohen's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed 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 within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading 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 enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.