Cunningham, Allan

Cunningham, Allan,

1784–1842, Scottish author. His collection of The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern (4 vol., 1825) included his own "A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea," one of the best-known sea ballads. His six-volume Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects appeared from 1829 to 1833.
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Cunningham, Allan. "Biographical and Critical History of the Literature of the Last Fifty Years." The Athenaeum, October 5, 1833.
By 1952, the creative environment was set for Cage, Cunningham, Allan Kaprow and others to produce what is considered the first "happening," a term coined after the fact when Kaprow presented 18 Happenings in 6 Parts in a New York City loft in 1959.