1903 - 1919
Edmond Hamel was a creative artist. Born in 1903, Edmond Hamel passed away in 1919. Artists like Anita Greve, Barbara Hepworth, Ann Cole, Ansgarius Börjesson, and Beatrix Mary Blyth were also born in 1903.
Further Biographical Context for Edmond Hamel
Born in 1903, Edmond Hamel was predominantly influenced by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. 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 grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant 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 central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.