Dorothy Dennison Butler

1908 - 1994

Artist biography

Dorothy Dennison Butler was a creative visual artist, Dorothy Dennison Butler was born in 1908 and died in 1994. Artists Arthur Barbosa, Helen Lundeberg, Mircea Athanasiu, Anton Albers, and Lili Arlioti are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dorothy Dennison Butler

Born in 1908, Dorothy Dennison Butler's creative work was primarily inspired 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 inspiring 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 politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative growth.

Dorothy Dennison Butler

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