Charles L. Bouleau

1906 - 1987

Artist biography

Charles L. Bouleau was a creative visual artist, Charles L. Bouleau was born in 1906 and died in 1987. Artists Paul August, André Bizette-Lindet, Gyorgy Kepes, Jocke Åkerblom, and Winton Aldridge are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Charles L. Bouleau

Born in 1906, Charles L. Bouleau's creative work was predominantly inspired 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 this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative 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 widespread political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative growth.