Elsie Dalton Hewland


Artist biography

Elsie Dalton Hewland was a creative artist. Elsie Dalton Hewland was born in 1901. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Macena Barton, Renie Conley, Alexander Harder, Voldemars Caune, and Leo Goldstein.

Further Biographical Context for Elsie Dalton Hewland

Elsie Dalton Hewland was born in 1901 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Elsie Dalton Hewland

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