George E. Harcourt

1897

Artist biography

George E. Harcourt was a creative visual artist. George E. Harcourt was born in 1897. Artists like William O'Fallon Forrest, Leonide Frechkop, Zygmunt Bartkiewicz, Louis Germain, and Clare Burton were also born in 1897.

Further Biographical Context for George E. Harcourt

George E. Harcourt was born in 1897 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed many modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War spawned significant developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

George E. Harcourt

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