Barry Craig

1905 - 1951

Artist biography

Barry Craig was an artist, Barry Craig, born in 1905, died in 1951. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Martin Adroher Bosch, Doris Winchell Baker, Angeline A. Christaldi, Karolina Borchardt, and Pietro Bugiani.

Further Biographical Context for Barry Craig

Barry Craig was born in 1905 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. 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 incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental 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 across the globe.