Ilya Grigorevich Chasnik

1902 - 1929

Artist biography

Ilya Grigorevich Chasnik was a creative artist, Born in 1902, Ilya Grigorevich Chasnik passed away in 1929. Also born in 1902 and of this same generation are Percy Wingfield Bullock, Christine Bacheler, Helena Buchholz-Starck, Meeuwis Van Buuren, and Chen Yuandu.

Further Biographical Context for Ilya Grigorevich Chasnik

Born in 1902, Ilya Grigorevich Chasnik was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. 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 pictorial 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 prevalent political ideology which was also enormously influential amid artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed 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 across the globe.

Ilya Grigorevich Chasnik

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