Clarence James Curtis
Clarence James Curtis is a contemporary artist considered well established, Clarence James Curtis was born in 1904. Artists like Marguerite Acarin Akarova, Wayland Baum, Erich Balg, Enid Bell, and Celia Bedford were also born in 1904.
Further Biographical Context for Clarence James Curtis
Born in 1904, Clarence James Curtis grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Important 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 worldwide.