James Pirtle Creal

1903 - 1933

Artist biography

James Pirtle Creal was an artist, Born in 1903, James Pirtle Creal passed away in 1933. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are Paul Arzens, Roger Burlet-Viennay, Otto Dept, Perry Acker, and Lars Boethius.

Further Biographical Context for James Pirtle Creal

James Pirtle Creal was born in 1903 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

James Pirtle Creal

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