Erik Hallgren

1910

Artist biography

Erik Hallgren was a creative visual artist. Erik Hallgren was born in 1910. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hal English, Eranui Arshakovna Aslamazyan, Albert Hahn, Renzo Brioschi, and Gleb Barabanshchikov.

Further Biographical Context for Erik Hallgren

Born in 1910, Erik Hallgren's creative work was primarily inspired 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 innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Notable 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.

Erik Hallgren

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