Henry Arnold Alderton

1896 - 1961

Artist biography

Henry Arnold Alderton was an artist, Henry Arnold Alderton, born in 1896, died in 1961. Also born in 1896 and of this same generation are Max Dungert, Paul Citroen, Andre Masson, Ferdinand Adamek, and William S. Schwartz.

Further Biographical Context for Henry Arnold Alderton

Henry Arnold Alderton was born in 1896 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Henry Arnold Alderton