1905 - 1996
Forest Hibbits was a visual artist. Forest Hibbits was born in 1905 and died in 1996. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Moira Forsyth, Henri Edion, Eugène Baboulene, Cécile Couroux, and Harry Louis Freund.
Further Biographical Context for Forest Hibbits
Born in 1905, Forest Hibbits' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.