Caroline Pickands Caswell

1902

Artist biography

Caroline Pickands Caswell is an established contemporary visual artist, Caroline Pickands Caswell was born in 1902. Artists Cirillo Bertazzoli, Véra Braun, Augusto Cassandro, Lotte Bingmann-Droese, and Henry Elliott Blake are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Caroline Pickands Caswell

Born in 1902, Caroline Pickands Caswell's creative work was predominantly influenced 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 these years 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 important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.

Caroline Pickands Caswell

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