Burton Harry Callicott

1907

Artist biography

Burton Harry Callicott is regarded as a well established artist, Burton Harry Callicott was born in 1907. Artists like Giuseppe Ardinghi, George Rickey, Hugo Van Beveren, Helen Buchanan, and Bruno Munari were also born in 1907.

Further Biographical Context for Burton Harry Callicott

Born in 1907, Burton Harry Callicott was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative 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 predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative blossoming.

Burton Harry Callicott

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