Eileen Chandler

1904 - 1988

Artist biography

Eileen Chandler was a visual artist, Eileen Chandler was born in 1904 and died in 1988. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Heikki Asunta, Sterling Blazy, Alexis Paul Arapoff, Valery Boothby, and Marcel Bovis.

Further Biographical Context for Eileen Chandler

Eileen Chandler was born in 1904 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Notable 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.

Eileen Chandler

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