1910 - 1985
Bernard Childs was an artist, Bernard Childs, born in 1910, died in 1985. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are George Rodgers Barber, Rudi Baerwind, Børge Bokkenheuser, José Bardasano, and Eileen Berndt.
Further Biographical Context for Bernard Childs
Bernard Childs was born in 1910 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Key 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 on a global scale.