Henri Crous-Vidal

1908 - 1987

Artist biography

Henri Crous-Vidal was a creative artist, Henri Crous-Vidal was born in 1908 and died in 1987. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are André Belo, Giovanni Da Busnago Colombo, Chen Qiong, Claire Brunner, and Margit Billing.

Further Biographical Context for Henri Crous-Vidal

Henri Crous-Vidal was born in 1908 and was largely influenced creatively 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 innovative 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 extremely influential amongst artists and their communities. Key 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 vital idea of Freudian theory. Notable 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.

Henri Crous-Vidal

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