Elizabeth Collins

1905 - 2000

Artist biography

Elizabeth Collins was a visual artist, Elizabeth Collins, born in 1905, died in 2000. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Henrique Arnoldi De, Philippe Albin De Buncey, John Fabion, Carmelo Comes, and Malte Karl Axel Axelsson.

Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Collins

Elizabeth Collins was born in 1905 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Elizabeth Collins

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