1909 - 1999
Elaine Haxton was a visual artist. Elaine Haxton was born in 1909 and died in 1999. Also born in 1909 and of this same generation are Frank Federoff, Boyd Cruise, René Gruau, Antoni Estradera I Fontdevilla, and Richard Harrison Crist.
Further Biographical Context for Elaine Haxton
Elaine Haxton was born in 1909 and grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated 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.