Desmond A. Heslet
1904 - 1998
Desmond A. Heslet was a creative artist. Born in 1904, Desmond A. Heslet passed away in 1998. Artists like Helen De Langley Haas, Curt Georg Becker, Karl Appel, Andor Fenyö, and Oļģerts Ābelīte were also born in 1904.
Further Biographical Context for Desmond A. Heslet
Born in 1904, Desmond A. Heslet was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus became an indispensable place for the development of ideas surrounding the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.