Joseph Ryan Corish

1909 - 1988

Artist biography

Joseph Ryan Corish was a visual artist, Born in 1909, Joseph Ryan Corish passed away in 1988. Artists like Horst J. Beck, Chen Zhichu, Zygmunt Acedanski, Ed Shaver, and Henry Auburtin were also born in 1909.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Ryan Corish

Born in 1909, Joseph Ryan Corish's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured 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 happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, 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.

Joseph Ryan Corish

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