Albert Ferlay


Artist biography

Albert Ferlay was a creative visual artist. Albert Ferlay was born in 1907. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Francisco Amighetti Ruiz, Gertrude Dietrich, Yaha Angnayuinak, Carl Enger, and Magnus Bjursten.

Further Biographical Context for Albert Ferlay

Born in 1907, Albert Ferlay grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection 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 within artist groups and communities. The main focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Albert Ferlay

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