Margaret K. Cowles

1898 - 1980

Artist biography

Margaret K. Cowles was a visual artist, Born in 1898, Margaret K. Cowles passed away in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Pierre André Bouey, Chen Tianxiao, André Heurtaux, Tadeusz Bulewski, and Joseph Binder.

Further Biographical Context for Margaret K. Cowles

Margaret K. Cowles was born in 1898 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring different ways of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are considered as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The idea of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.