Eloise Oviatt Hawkins

1897 - 1973

Artist biography

Eloise Oviatt Hawkins was a creative artist. Born in 1897, Eloise Oviatt Hawkins passed away in 1973. Artists Maria Ender, Yaacov Eisenberg, France Gorse, René Gouast, and Hertha Gumppenberg-List are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Eloise Oviatt Hawkins

Born in 1897, Eloise Oviatt Hawkins' creative work was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first 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 as a member. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative 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 materialised 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 follower Carl Jung.

Eloise Oviatt Hawkins

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