George E. Hurrell

1904 - 1992

Artist biography

George E. Hurrell was a visual artist. Born in 1904, George E. Hurrell passed away in 1992. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Clelia Bertetti, Bruce Goff, Raoul Auger, Ottokar Gräbner, and Jo De Bruyn.

Further Biographical Context for George E. Hurrell

George E. Hurrell was born in 1904 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 these years 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 significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential among artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

George E. Hurrell

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