Ellis G. Brant

1893 - 1968

Artist biography

Ellis G. Brant was a visual artist, Born in 1893, Ellis G. Brant passed away in 1968. Artists Abraham Blustein, Mary Cecil Allen, Beatrice Milliken Burt, Ellis G. Brant, and Anthony Angarola are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ellis G. Brant

Ellis G. Brant was born in 1893 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War spawned significant developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Ellis G. Brant