1901 - 1986
Alexander Christie was an artist, Alexander Christie, born in 1901, died in 1986. Also born in 1901 and of this same generation are Søren Hjort Nielsen, Patience Arnold, Rodway Barnes, Manuel Colmeiro, and Aldo Bruschi.
Further Biographical Context for Alexander Christie
Alexander Christie was born in 1901 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.