Estcourt James Clack

1906 - 1973

Artist biography

Estcourt James Clack was an artist, Estcourt James Clack was born in 1906 and died in 1973. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are Jacqueline Bellemin, Hamilton Peter Aaris, Otto Axer, Georges Averhals, and Hans Breker.

Further Biographical Context for Estcourt James Clack

Born in 1906, Estcourt James Clack was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The main focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed 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 established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Estcourt James Clack

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