Ernest Hildebrand

1906 - 1991

Artist biography

Ernest Hildebrand was a visual artist. Born in 1906, Ernest Hildebrand passed away in 1991. Artists like Walter Whall Battiss, Emil Bröckl, Helene Adema, Marcel Frère, and Nathaniel Charles Burwash were also born in 1906.

Further Biographical Context for Ernest Hildebrand

Ernest Hildebrand was born in 1906 and was predominantly influenced 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 these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible 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 politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also enormously influential among artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Important 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.

Ernest Hildebrand

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