Herbert Cole

1890 - 1962

Artist biography

Herbert Cole was a creative artist, Born in 1890, Herbert Cole passed away in 1962. Also born in 1890 and of this same generation are Adolf J. Jelinek Alex, Frederick Edward Cox, Bernard Bécan, Louise Bryant, and Marion Bonn.

Further Biographical Context for Herbert Cole

Herbert Cole was born in 1890 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved many modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding principles in the incredible diversity of work produced during this time.

Herbert Cole

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