Gifford Alexander Cochran

1906

Artist biography

Gifford Alexander Cochran is a contemporary artist considered well established, Gifford Alexander Cochran was born in 1906. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bo Brown, Evelyn G. Brearley, Keimei Anzai, Walter Berg, and Lang Armstrong.

Further Biographical Context for Gifford Alexander Cochran

Born in 1906, Gifford Alexander Cochran was largely inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, 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 taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading 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 flourish and develop further.

Gifford Alexander Cochran

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