Howard Norton Cook

1901 - 1980

Artist biography

Howard Norton Cook was a creative artist, Howard Norton Cook was born in 1901 and died in 1980. Also born in 1901 and of this same generation are Alexander Christie, Alberto Giacometti, Sydney Arrobus, Frederick Courtney, and Francesco Cristofanetti.

Further Biographical Context for Howard Norton Cook

Born in 1901, Howard Norton Cook was predominantly influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Notable Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.

Howard Norton Cook

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