George Mckee Cochran

1908 - 1990

Artist biography

George Mckee Cochran was an artist, Born in 1908, George Mckee Cochran passed away in 1990. Artists like Don Freeman, Lou Barlow, Jane S. Blaikley, Rupprecht Geiger, and Manuela Ballester were also born in 1908.

Further Biographical Context for George Mckee Cochran

George Mckee Cochran was born in 1908 and was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative developments.