1902 - 1999
Jean Clark was a visual artist, Jean Clark was born in 1902 and died in 1999. Artists like Seymour Alling Ball, George Emmanuel Cohen, Noah Arnaquq, Chen Yuandu, and Hans Bellmer were also born in 1902.
Further Biographical Context for Jean Clark
Jean Clark was born in 1902 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.