Helen F. Collison

1895 - 1981

Artist biography

Helen F. Collison was a creative visual artist, Helen F. Collison was born in 1895 and died in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Philippe Bon, Hendrik Gerrit Bokhorst, William Henry David Birch, Ilija Bosilj, and Vadime Androusov.

Further Biographical Context for Helen F. Collison

Born in 1895, Helen F. Collison was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are noted as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas initially began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The idea of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Helen F. Collison

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