André Charigny

1902 - 2000

Artist biography

André Charigny was an artist, André Charigny, born in 1902, died in 2000. Artists like Joseph E. Bolden, Bernat Benejam Ferrer, Edward Bishop, Dimitrie Bascu, and Teodoro Ramos Blanco were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for André Charigny

André Charigny was born in 1902 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Key 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.