John Albert Cooper

1894 - 1943

Artist biography

John Albert Cooper was a creative artist, John Albert Cooper, born in 1894, died in 1943. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gerrit De Blanken, Jean-Frédéric Canepa, Regina Bracchi, Ida Costigan, and Elisabeth Bardon.

Further Biographical Context for John Albert Cooper

John Albert Cooper was born in 1894 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the twentieth century can be viewed to be the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality ensured the discipline of architecture to develop at an astounding rate, and was defined by in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was predominant at this time and defined the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative art. Most, if not all, of the ideologies of important art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work made during this time.

John Albert Cooper

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