1891 - 1986
Gladdis Copenhaver was a creative visual artist, Born in 1891, Gladdis Copenhaver passed away in 1986. Artists like George Copeland Ault, Joseph Biel, Mildred Ruth Finch Brown, Alma E. Bostick, and Johannes Rian were also born in 1891.
Further Biographical Context for Gladdis Copenhaver
Gladdis Copenhaver was born in 1891 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the WWI. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.