1893 - 1994
Avis Chitwood was a creative visual artist, Born in 1893, Avis Chitwood passed away in 1994. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Emiel Broeder, Dorothy May Burdette, Johan Bull, Bai He, and Germán Cueto.
Further Biographical Context for Avis Chitwood
Avis Chitwood was born in 1893 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing different ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.