Floyd Edward Curtis

1894

Artist biography

Floyd Edward Curtis is an established contemporary visual artist, Floyd Edward Curtis was born in 1894. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are William Bustard, Chen Shicheng, Claude Cahun, Artur Bryks, and Victor Aures.

Further Biographical Context for Floyd Edward Curtis

Born in 1894, Floyd Edward Curtis was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. In the meantime, Expressive painting was being further established and explored in a number of countries across the world. the Nabis in France were the first to truly explore this movement at the turn of the century, and German groups such as Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter soon followed suit, developing the careers of renowned artists such as Kirchner, Franz Marc, and Wassily Kandinsky.