Camille Descossy

1904 - 1980

Artist biography

Camille Descossy was a visual artist. Camille Descossy, born in 1904, died in 1980. Artists like Leonida Beltrame, Kathryn Lovejoy Curran, Enid Diack Bell, Frank M. Baisden, and Salvador Dalí were also born in 1904.

Further Biographical Context for Camille Descossy

Camille Descossy was born in 1904 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began 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 significant 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 established 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 blossomed under this way of thinking.

Camille Descossy

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