Ada Gilmore Chaffee

1893 - 1955

Artist biography

Ada Gilmore Chaffee was a visual artist, Ada Gilmore Chaffee, born in 1893, died in 1955. Also born in 1893 and of this same generation are Alfred F. Burke, Hermann Scherer, Asbjorn Aamodt, Stanislaw Boguslawski, and Julius Heinrich Bissier.

Further Biographical Context for Ada Gilmore Chaffee

Ada Gilmore Chaffee was born in 1893 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.