Leo Dauwer

1904 - 1981

Artist biography

Leo Dauwer was a creative visual artist. Born in 1904, Leo Dauwer passed away in 1981. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Harry Martin Book, Wayland Baum, Camille Descossy, Pitseolak Ashoona, and Gregorio Calvi Di Bergolo.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Dauwer

Born in 1904, Leo Dauwer was predominantly influenced 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 incredible 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 politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also enormously influential amid artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key 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 worldwide.

Leo Dauwer

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