John T. Mccoy


Artist biography

John T. Mccoy was a creative visual artist. John T. Mccoy was born in 1905. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Anya Fisher, Renato Birolli, Doris Lee, Gerrit De Jong, and Véronique Filosof.

Further Biographical Context for John T. Mccoy

John T. Mccoy was born in 1905 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity 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 philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated 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 T. Mccoy

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