Chrystabel Aitken

1904 - 2005

Artist biography

Chrystabel Aitken was an artist, Born in 1904, Chrystabel Aitken passed away in 2005. Artists like Oļģerts Ābelīte, Dale Nichols, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Mary Tillman Smith, and Raoul Hague were also born in 1904.

Further Biographical Context for Chrystabel Aitken

Born in 1904, Chrystabel Aitken's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration 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 amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy 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.

Chrystabel Aitken

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