John Steuart Curry

1897 - 1946

Artist biography

John Steuart Curry was an artist, John Steuart Curry, born in 1897, died in 1946. Artists Alma Lavenson, Selami Barutçu, Gustav Bohland, Jeanne Champillou, and Earnest Buckmaster are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for John Steuart Curry

Born in 1897, John Steuart Curry grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved different modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding principles in the astounding diversity of work produced during this period.

John Steuart Curry

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