Edward Irvine Halliday

1902 - 1984

Artist biography

Edward Irvine Halliday was a creative artist. Edward Irvine Halliday was born in 1902 and died in 1984. Also born in 1902 and of this same generation are Robert Bros, Robert Vale Faro, Sëmen Gouetski, Mario Gamero, and Renzo Daforno.

Further Biographical Context for Edward Irvine Halliday

Edward Irvine Halliday was born in 1902 and grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured 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 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 developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature 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 on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Edward Irvine Halliday

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