Alan Clutton-Brock

1904 - 1976

Artist biography

Alan Clutton-Brock was a creative artist, Born in 1904, Alan Clutton-Brock passed away in 1976. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Rolf Böhlig, Benjamin Cunningham, Hans R. Schiess, Gosta Bjelkebo, and Jaroslav Brozik.

Further Biographical Context for Alan Clutton-Brock

Born in 1904, Alan Clutton-Brock grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Alan Clutton-Brock

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