John Armstrong

1893 - 1973

Artist biography

John Armstrong was a creative artist, John Armstrong, born in 1893, died in 1973. Also born in 1893 and of this same generation are Jan Wiegers, Fritz Ascher, Paul Camenic, Giuliano Amadori, and Beatrice Wood.

Further Biographical Context for John Armstrong

Born in 1893, John Armstrong's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the initial 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 20th century can be viewed to be the most fruitful, and are considered as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality enabled the discipline of architecture to develop at an extraordinary rate, and was epitomised in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was predominant during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all sectors of creative art. Most, if not all, of the ideologies of key art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced during this time.

John Armstrong