Stanley Cookson

1908 - 1955

Artist biography

Stanley Cookson was a creative artist, Born in 1908, Stanley Cookson passed away in 1955. Artists like Kozma Curila, Veronesi, Vilis Ciesnieks, Laszlo Bartha, and Maurice Abramson were also born in 1908.

Further Biographical Context for Stanley Cookson

Born in 1908, Stanley Cookson's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, 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 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.