Francis A. Anderson


Artist biography

Francis A. Anderson is an established contemporary visual artist, Francis A. Anderson was born in 1898. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Anna Petrick Allenbach, Aarno Ahtaja, Alfred Arndt, Katherine Winckler, and Carl Strüwe.

Further Biographical Context for Francis A. Anderson

Born in 1898, Francis A. Anderson's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and established the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.