Elizabeth Sumner Horton

1902

Artist biography

Elizabeth Sumner Horton was a visual artist. Elizabeth Sumner Horton was born in 1902. Artists Carlo Crispini, Charles Henry Collet Colomb, Carl Berndtsson, Gaston Goor, and Emile Théodore Frandsen are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Sumner Horton

Elizabeth Sumner Horton was born in 1902 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible 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 amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative blossoming.

Elizabeth Sumner Horton

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