Francis Chase

1905 - 1985

Artist biography

Francis Chase was a creative artist, Born in 1905, Francis Chase passed away in 1985. Artists Theodore Baggelmann, Ernst Coghuf Stocker, Milo Elvyn Anderson, Pierre Klossowski, and Dionís Bennassar are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Francis Chase

Born in 1905, Francis Chase's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, 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 concentrated 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 flourish and develop further.