Hazelle Grace Cook

1899

Artist biography

Hazelle Grace Cook is seen as an established contemporary artist, Hazelle Grace Cook was born in 1899. Also born in 1899 and of this same generation are Jean Adams, Margaret Thomson Bellinger, Henry De Buys Roessingh, Nikolaj Gerasimovic Burov, and Fernand Clausse.

Further Biographical Context for Hazelle Grace Cook

Hazelle Grace Cook was born in 1899 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological uses of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Hazelle Grace Cook

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