Foster Handford

1905 - 1990

Artist biography

Foster Handford was an artist. Born in 1905, Foster Handford passed away in 1990. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Laszlo Cheney Vuchetich, Rachel Berger, Díaz Caneja, Weldon Bailey, and Jana Dusa Poenaru.

Further Biographical Context for Foster Handford

Foster Handford was born in 1905 and was largely influenced by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented 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 developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Foster Handford

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