Édouard Collin

1906 - 1983

Artist biography

Édouard Collin was an artist, Édouard Collin, born in 1906, died in 1983. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean Borgella, Anton Rooskens, Ralph De Burgos, Maud Bullen, and Robert Franklin Brown.

Further Biographical Context for Édouard Collin

Born in 1906, Édouard Collin was largely influenced by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential 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 hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading 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 empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Édouard Collin

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