Desmond Harmsworth

1903 - 1990

Artist biography

Desmond Harmsworth was a creative visual artist. Desmond Harmsworth was born in 1903 and died in 1990. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are Beate Hulbeck, Louis Charrat, Abraham Cramer, Rafael Aguilera, and Jean Albert Grand-Carteret.

Further Biographical Context for Desmond Harmsworth

Desmond Harmsworth was born in 1903 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became an indispensable place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Desmond Harmsworth

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