Efa Prudence Heward

1896 - 1947

Artist biography

Efa Prudence Heward was a visual artist. Born in 1896, Efa Prudence Heward passed away in 1947. Artists like Byron Eric Dawson, Gladys Edgerly Bates, Joseph Czapski, Olive Fell, and Edward James Ashenden were also born in 1896.

Further Biographical Context for Efa Prudence Heward

Born in 1896, Efa Prudence Heward was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Efa Prudence Heward

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