Edwin Lawson James Harris

1891 - 1961

Artist biography

Edwin Lawson James Harris was a creative visual artist. Born in 1891, Edwin Lawson James Harris passed away in 1961. Artists like Antonin Augusta, William Cartledge, Aurelio Bertiglia, James Clayton Boudreau, and Adolf Christl were also born in 1891.

Further Biographical Context for Edwin Lawson James Harris

Edwin Lawson James Harris was born in 1891 and was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the 20th century can be considered to be the most prolific, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist philosophies first began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality enabled the discipline of architecture to develop at an astounding rate, and was defined by in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was prevalent during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all sectors of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of key art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced at this time.

Edwin Lawson James Harris

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