William Alexander Drake

1891 - 1979

Artist biography

William Alexander Drake was a creative visual artist. Born in 1891, William Alexander Drake passed away in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mcharg Davenport, Raeburn Van Buren, Bertha L. Cochrane, Dirk Buijtendorp, and Kaarlo Frederik Carlstedt.

Further Biographical Context for William Alexander Drake

William Alexander Drake was born in 1891 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the globe developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, started to practice pioneering theories about Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These revolutionary styles of art were rigorous and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

William Alexander Drake

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