Gertrude Herrick Howe


Artist biography

Gertrude Herrick Howe was a visual artist. Gertrude Herrick Howe was born in 1902. Artists Richard Albrecht, Guo Jiqiao, Michel Bouchaud, Emmanuel Didier Bereny, and Bernd Funke are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gertrude Herrick Howe

Gertrude Herrick Howe was born in 1902 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism 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 essential 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 internationally.

Gertrude Herrick Howe

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