Anthony Claps

1894 - 1964

Artist biography

Anthony Claps was a creative visual artist, Anthony Claps, born in 1894, died in 1964. Artists like Elisabeth Bardon, Anthony Stuffers, Nina Fedorovna Bourova, Vaino Aaltonen, and Giulio Allori were also born in 1894.

Further Biographical Context for Anthony Claps

Anthony Claps was born in 1894 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological uses of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Anthony Claps

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