Leo Leander Courtney

1890 - 1940

Artist biography

Leo Leander Courtney was a creative visual artist, Leo Leander Courtney, born in 1890, died in 1940. Also born in 1890 and of this same generation are Daniele Buzzi, Dante De Carolis, Mark Tobey (P)*, Clare Cronenwett, and Gerrit Sinclair.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Leander Courtney

Born in 1890, Leo Leander Courtney's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Leo Leander Courtney

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