Elizabeth Colquhoun

1899 - 1989

Artist biography

Elizabeth Colquhoun was a creative artist, Elizabeth Colquhoun, born in 1899, died in 1989. Artists Kwanshik Byun, Harold Edgerly Anderson, Sydney Buckley, Angelo Cannone, and Charles Richard Bone are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Colquhoun

Elizabeth Colquhoun was born in 1899 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological uses of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and established the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.