Ben P. Bailey
Ben P. Bailey is seen as an established contemporary artist, Ben P. Bailey was born in 1902. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Woldemar Winkler, Ethel A.S. Agnew, Clarence Hurley Alderman, Meier Akselrod, and Géa Augsbourg.
Further Biographical Context for Ben P. Bailey
Ben P. Bailey was born in 1902 and was largely influenced by the 1920s. The key 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 major shifts in politics took place across the world. 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 mature 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 grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.