Elsa Courtoit

1902 - 1983

Artist biography

Elsa Courtoit was an artist, Elsa Courtoit, born in 1902, died in 1983. Artists like Charles Child, Christian Jacques Berard, Lucienne Berger-Lheureux Dusart, Kurt Busch, and Chen Liantao were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for Elsa Courtoit

Elsa Courtoit was born in 1902 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The main focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Elsa Courtoit

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