Carl Benton Compton

1905 - 1981

Artist biography

Carl Benton Compton was a visual artist, Born in 1905, Carl Benton Compton passed away in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lily Brody, Joao Alves, Ludwig Maria Beck, Jean Bourgoint, and Jean Claude Aujame.

Further Biographical Context for Carl Benton Compton

Born in 1905, Carl Benton Compton's creative work was largely inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Carl Benton Compton

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