Émile François Jacques Compard

1900 - 1977

Artist biography

Émile François Jacques Compard was a creative visual artist, Émile François Jacques Compard, born in 1900, died in 1977. Also born in 1900 and of this same generation are William Bramley, Lorenzo Aparicio Boliche, Manoel Bandeira, Karl Adolf Adler, and Alf Bruseth.

Further Biographical Context for Émile François Jacques Compard

Émile François Jacques Compard was born in 1900 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. Key artistic innovations 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 happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented 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 developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.