Anne Porter Burmister

1906 - 1979

Artist biography

Anne Porter Burmister was an artist, Anne Porter Burmister, born in 1906, died in 1979. Artists Magda Felicitas Auer, Jean Moral, Viola Allen, Paul Almasy, and Mikhail Filipovitch Artyukhin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Anne Porter Burmister

Anne Porter Burmister was born in 1906, grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured 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 time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. 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 dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.