Albert Chazelle

1900 - 1974

Artist biography

Albert Chazelle was a visual artist, Albert Chazelle, born in 1900, died in 1974. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Robert William Bates, Marcelle Botton, Richard H. Bassett, Carl Rudolf Bertsch, and Betty Parsons.

Further Biographical Context for Albert Chazelle

Born in 1900, Albert Chazelle was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important 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 relevance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.