Jean Couty

1907 - 1991

Artist biography

Jean Couty was a creative visual artist, Jean Couty was born in 1907 and died in 1991. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are Foma Jaremtschuk, Gladys Caldwell, Ugge Eugen Bärtle, Marcel Bouret, and Anders Beckmann.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Couty

Jean Couty was born in 1907 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Jean Couty

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