John Mccutcheon

1910 - 1995

Artist biography

John Mccutcheon was an artist. John Mccutcheon was born in 1910 and died in 1995. Artists Witold Chmielewski, Marcelle Kuntz, Edmund B. Gerard, Hiroshi Honda, and Julijs Jegers are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for John Mccutcheon

John Mccutcheon was born in 1910 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

John Mccutcheon

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