Elizabeth Zavarina Dougherty

1898 - 1977

Artist biography

Elizabeth Zavarina Dougherty was a creative visual artist. Born in 1898, Elizabeth Zavarina Dougherty passed away in 1977. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Maria Berezowska, Gumana Birrikidji, Ismène Bellos, Santos Balmori, and Deng Tie.

Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Zavarina Dougherty

Born in 1898, Elizabeth Zavarina Dougherty was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and communities of artists across the globe evolved many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Elizabeth Zavarina Dougherty

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