Camille Colruyt

1908 - 1973

Artist biography

Camille Colruyt was a creative artist, Camille Colruyt, born in 1908, died in 1973. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Edward Alaszewski, John Swope, Maria Banica Orascu, Bao Yibo, and Alice Campbell.

Further Biographical Context for Camille Colruyt

Born in 1908, Camille Colruyt's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary 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 pictorial 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 extremely influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.

Camille Colruyt

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