John Castano

1896 - 1978

Artist biography

John Castano was a visual artist, Born in 1896, John Castano passed away in 1978. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Luciano Baldessari, Hendrik Johannes Bellaard, David Blanes, Heinrich Basedow, and Paul Citroen.

Further Biographical Context for John Castano

Born in 1896, John Castano's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and groups of artists across the globe developed many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The psychological uses of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the WWI. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, developed in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

John Castano

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