Judson Reynolds Briggs


Artist biography

Judson Reynolds Briggs is an established contemporary artist, Judson Reynolds Briggs was born in 1906. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Horst P. Horst, Hans Aeschbacher, Charles Edwin Braddon, Georges Averals, and Alziro Bergonzo.

Further Biographical Context for Judson Reynolds Briggs

Born in 1906, Judson Reynolds Briggs was predominantly influenced by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration 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 significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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 focused 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 grow and develop further.

Judson Reynolds Briggs

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