Geneviève Chapront


Artist biography

Geneviève Chapront is an established contemporary visual artist, Geneviève Chapront was born in 1909. Artists like Constantin Chekotov, Stanford Earl Blodgett, Auriel Bessemer, Laszlo Benyi, and Gertrude Abercrombie were also born in 1909.

Further Biographical Context for Geneviève Chapront

Born in 1909, Geneviève Chapront was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.