Elton Morrow Davies


Artist biography

Elton Morrow Davies was a creative visual artist. Elton Morrow Davies was born in 1907. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are Eduards Dzenis, Josep Maria Brull Pages, Jacques Anthoine, Dom Robert, and Lester Joseph Chaney.

Further Biographical Context for Elton Morrow Davies

Elton Morrow Davies was born in 1907 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible 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 politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative flowering.

Elton Morrow Davies

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