Donald E. Houts

1908

Artist biography

Donald E. Houts was a creative visual artist. Donald E. Houts was born in 1908. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Guglielmo Grubissa, Luigi Broggini, Alois Dorn, Jean Bernard-Doutrelandt, and Swanzy Garwood.

Further Biographical Context for Donald E. Houts

Donald E. Houts was born in 1908 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. 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 incredible practitioners of the pictorial 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 widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key 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.

Donald E. Houts

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