Jan Baptist Coomans
1903 - 1984
Jan Baptist Coomans was an artist, Born in 1903, Jan Baptist Coomans passed away in 1984. Artists like Bettina Bauer, Brents Carlton, Dhiren Deb Burman, Ernst Agerbeek, and Piero Bottoni were also born in 1903.
Further Biographical Context for Jan Baptist Coomans
Jan Baptist Coomans was born in 1903 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.