Edna Hindley

1905 - 1975

Artist biography

Edna Hindley was a visual artist. Edna Hindley was born in 1905 and died in 1975. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Heinrich Baudisch, Bogislav Groos, Díaz Caneja, Cen Feilong, and Siegfried Enkelmann.

Further Biographical Context for Edna Hindley

Edna Hindley was born in 1905 and was largely influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Edna Hindley

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