Cecil Crosthwaite

1909 - 1978

Artist biography

Cecil Crosthwaite was a creative artist, Cecil Crosthwaite, born in 1909, died in 1978. Artists Charles Austin Brice, Troels Brandt, Edward Llewellyn Bellsmith, Muriel Brandt, and Maria Clémence Bubnic are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cecil Crosthwaite

Born in 1909, Cecil Crosthwaite was primarily influenced by the 1920s growing up. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many inspiring 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. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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 focused 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.

Cecil Crosthwaite

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