Edwin Eugene Herron

1907 - 1984

Artist biography

Edwin Eugene Herron was an artist. Edwin Eugene Herron was born in 1907 and died in 1984. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alexander Hammid, Aldo Chiappelli, Velen Faderlik, Jules Gonthier, and Alan Tompkins.

Further Biographical Context for Edwin Eugene Herron

Edwin Eugene Herron was born in 1907 and was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. 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 inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, 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 enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Edwin Eugene Herron

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