1902 - 1980
Charles Child was a creative visual artist, Charles Child was born in 1902 and died in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are John Banting, Bernat Benejam Ferrer, Christine Bacheler, Ida Maria Bauerreiss, and Laszlo Barta.
Further Biographical Context for Charles Child
Born in 1902, Charles Child grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period 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 prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow 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 on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.