Eric Coombes is seen as an established artist, Eric Coombes was born in 1906. Artists like Anne Porter Burmister, Édouard Collin, Elsie Spaney Bindrum, Veniamin Markovic Briskin, and Lionel Byalin were also born in 1906.
Further Biographical Context for Eric Coombes
Eric Coombes was born in 1906 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.