Elisabeth Héron De Villefosse

1907 - 1966

Artist biography

Elisabeth Héron De Villefosse was a creative artist. Born in 1907, Elisabeth Héron De Villefosse passed away in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Elfy Haindl-Lapoirie, Francisco Amighetti, Lou Burnett, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Odette Boyer.

Further Biographical Context for Elisabeth Héron De Villefosse

Born in 1907, Elisabeth Héron De Villefosse's creative work was primarily influenced 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 this time 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 significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Key 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 across the globe.

Elisabeth Héron De Villefosse

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