Kathleen Cooke

1908 - 1978

Artist biography

Kathleen Cooke was a visual artist, Born in 1908, Kathleen Cooke passed away in 1978. Artists like Juan Carlos Castagnino, Ansis Artums, John O'Hara Ii Cosgrave, Margaret Noel Abell, and Jean Fleury Bernard were also born in 1908.

Further Biographical Context for Kathleen Cooke

Born in 1908, Kathleen Cooke's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations 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 solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Kathleen Cooke

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