Frank Chilton

1904 - 1973

Artist biography

Frank Chilton was a creative artist, Frank Chilton was born in 1904 and died in 1973. Artists Arturs Apinis, Edwin Boyd Johnson, Paul Beer, Mary Tillman Smith, and Edward Callam are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Frank Chilton

Born in 1904, Frank Chilton was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Frank Chilton

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