Alice H. Call

1901

Artist biography

Alice H. Call is a contemporary artist considered well established, Alice H. Call was born in 1901. Artists like Sam Adler, Norah Braden, Ilse Bischoff, Rod Butterworth, and Henry Billings were also born in 1901.

Further Biographical Context for Alice H. Call

Born in 1901, Alice H. Call grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. 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 grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key 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 importance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Alice H. Call

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