Evan Charlton

1904 - 1984

Artist biography

Evan Charlton was a creative visual artist, Evan Charlton, born in 1904, died in 1984. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Margaret Giffen Bassett, Reidar Aulie, Elisabeth Mary Anthony, Frances Badger, and Donald Bain.

Further Biographical Context for Evan Charlton

Evan Charlton was born in 1904 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early 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 particularly influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.

Evan Charlton

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