Edith Elizabeth Harrison
1907 - 2001
Edith Elizabeth Harrison was a visual artist. Edith Elizabeth Harrison was born in 1907 and died in 2001. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean-René Debarre, Donald Burnette Gooch, Raymonde Brechet, Stefan Coneye, and Samuel Joseph Brown.
Further Biographical Context for Edith Elizabeth Harrison
Edith Elizabeth Harrison was born in 1907 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical 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. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.