Humberto Cozzo

1900 - 1973

Artist biography

Humberto Cozzo was a creative artist, Humberto Cozzo was born in 1900 and died in 1973. Artists James Spalding Bodrero, Alf Bayrle, Cecil L. Carey, Stanislav Stasa Belozanski, and Marcel Besson are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Humberto Cozzo

Born in 1900, Humberto Cozzo's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and communities of artists across the globe developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological applications 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 creatives 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 integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Humberto Cozzo

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