Boyd Cruise

1909 - 1988

Artist biography

Boyd Cruise was a visual artist, Boyd Cruise was born in 1909 and died in 1988. Also born in 1909 and of this same generation are André Bicat, Walter Allner, Michael Bretschneider, Raymond Clarence Bertrand, and Zvi Miklos Adler.

Further Biographical Context for Boyd Cruise

Boyd Cruise was born in 1909 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical 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 expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural relevance, and grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Boyd Cruise

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