Alexander Colville

1920 - 2013

Artist biography

Alexander Colville was a visual artist, Alexander Colville, born in 1920, died in 2013. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lars Bramberg, Richard John Bové, Heinrich Beberniss, Luciano Blotto, and Joy Clements Arua.

Further Biographical Context for Alexander Colville

Alexander Colville was born in 1920, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to integrate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their radical political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.

Alexander Colville

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