1913 - 2008
John Codner was a creative visual artist, John Codner, born in 1913, died in 2008. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Julius Bausenwein, Philip Guston, Wilhelm Julius Blume, Chen Yinpi, and James Belvedere.
Further Biographical Context for John Codner
Born in 1913, John Codner was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.