Jon Cornin

1905 - 1992

Artist biography

Jon Cornin was a creative visual artist, Born in 1905, Jon Cornin passed away in 1992. Artists Julius Charles Berninghaus, Lawrence Adams, Yvonne Bolduc, Walter Andrews, and Frank Barrington are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jon Cornin

Jon Cornin was born in 1905 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Jon Cornin

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