Robert Emerson Curtis

1898 - 1996

Artist biography

Robert Emerson Curtis was an artist, Robert Emerson Curtis was born in 1898 and died in 1996. Artists like Muriel Kathleen Buckler, John N. Cordich, Alfred Joseph Casson, Arie Alhanani, and Eugen Croissant were also born in 1898.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Emerson Curtis

Born in 1898, Robert Emerson Curtis was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant 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 a variety of methods of expressing 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 influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The notion 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.

Robert Emerson Curtis

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