John Rex Cunningham

1902 - 1971

Artist biography

John Rex Cunningham was a visual artist, John Rex Cunningham, born in 1902, died in 1971. Artists like Wim Bosma, Ferran Callico Y Botella, Christian Jacques Berard, Earl Somers Cordrey, and Albin Amelin were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for John Rex Cunningham

Born in 1902, John Rex Cunningham's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative growth.

John Rex Cunningham

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