Dirk Bus

1907 - 1978

Artist biography

Dirk Bus was a creative visual artist, Dirk Bus, born in 1907, died in 1978. Artists like Camille Briand, Atilano Armenteros, Aldis B. Browne Ii, Lolle Andersson, and Paul C. Newman were also born in 1907.

Further Biographical Context for Dirk Bus

Dirk Bus was born in 1907 and was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced 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.

Dirk Bus