Celia Bedford

1904 - 1959

Artist biography

Celia Bedford was a visual artist, Celia Bedford was born in 1904 and died in 1959. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Herman Menzel, Zvi Yehuda Aldouby, Dale Nichols, Bénédict Remund, and Heikki Asunta.

Further Biographical Context for Celia Bedford

Celia Bedford was born in 1904 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first 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 the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important 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 key 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 flowering.

Celia Bedford

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