Clarence Holbrook Carter

1904 - 2000

Artist biography

Clarence Holbrook Carter was a visual artist, Clarence Holbrook Carter was born in 1904 and died in 2000. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Francois Kollar, Georges Breuil, Hans Busse, Harry Sternberg, and Benjamin Frazier Cunningham.

Further Biographical Context for Clarence Holbrook Carter

Clarence Holbrook Carter was born in 1904 and was primarily influenced 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 visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.

Clarence Holbrook Carter

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