Edward A. Craig

1904

Artist biography

Edward A. Craig is an established contemporary visual artist, Edward A. Craig was born in 1904. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ferenc Bolmanyi, Max Sulzbachner, Shinichiro Adachi, Carl G. Bjorncrantz, and Clelia Bertetti.

Further Biographical Context for Edward A. Craig

Edward A. Craig was born in 1904 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.

Edward A. Craig

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