James E. Allen

1894 - 1964

Artist biography

James E. Allen was a creative artist, Born in 1894, James E. Allen passed away in 1964. Artists like James E. Allen, Hazel Newnham Abbot, Beatrice Angioletti, Felicity Kath. Sarah Askew, and Harold N. Anderson were also born in 1894.

Further Biographical Context for James E. Allen

James E. Allen was born in 1894 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic 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 associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved many modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most fruitful, 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 extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding principles in the incredible diversity of work produced during this time.