Albert Edward Cloutier

1902 - 1965

Artist biography

Albert Edward Cloutier was a visual artist, Albert Edward Cloutier, born in 1902, died in 1965. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jaroslow Anyz, William Norman Arnold, Jeanne Brandsma, Umetaro Azechi, and Vera Allison.

Further Biographical Context for Albert Edward Cloutier

Born in 1902, Albert Edward Cloutier was predominantly influenced by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed 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 prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow 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 worldwide due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.