1907 - 1993
Else Beyer was a visual artist, Else Beyer was born in 1907 and died in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Étienne Hajdu, Bi Yuanming, Catherine Tharp Altvater, Kaare Espolin Johnson, and André Bakst.
Further Biographical Context for Else Beyer
Else Beyer was born in 1907 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.