Arthur Carrara

1910 - 1991

Artist biography

Arthur Carrara was a creative visual artist, Born in 1910, Arthur Carrara passed away in 1991. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Lula Cardoso Aires, Julius Shulman, Phil Austin, Arlindo Castellane, and James Penney.

Further Biographical Context for Arthur Carrara

Arthur Carrara was born in 1910, grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Important 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 worldwide.