Grace Paul Harlan

1908

Artist biography

Grace Paul Harlan was a creative artist. Grace Paul Harlan was born in 1908. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Raoul Maria De Angelis, Clement Hurd, Abel Guillot, Hermann Bettermann, and Bao Yibo.

Further Biographical Context for Grace Paul Harlan

Born in 1908, Grace Paul Harlan was predominantly 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 these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key idea of Freudian theory. Important 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 worldwide.

Grace Paul Harlan

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