Adelyne Schaefer Cross


Artist biography

Adelyne Schaefer Cross is an established contemporary visual artist, Adelyne Schaefer Cross was born in 1905. Artists Ida Solomonovna Beliakova, Edouard Pignon, Eugène Antoine Borga, Edouard Balmer, and Myna Lissner Browne are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Adelyne Schaefer Cross

Adelyne Schaefer Cross was born in 1905 and was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic developments 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 a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading 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 flourish and develop further.