Leon Van Essche


Artist biography

Leon Van Essche was a creative artist. Leon Van Essche was born in 1919. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Čeněk Dobiáš, Renato Alessandrini, Pius Joseph Christiaan Baaten, Paula Bishop, and Biddy Bennion.

Further Biographical Context for Leon Van Essche

Born in 1919, Leon Van Essche's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.