Leonard Butler


Artist biography

Leonard Butler is an established contemporary artist, Leonard Butler was born in 1898. Artists like André Beucler, Helga Hessel, William Angivgalokak, Arsène Brivot, and Sybil Andrews were also born in 1898.

Further Biographical Context for Leonard Butler

Leonard Butler was born in 1898 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the globe evolved different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The first twenty years of the twentieth century can be considered to be the most prolific, and are seen as the period in art history when modern and modernist ideas initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality ensured the discipline of architecture to develop at an extraordinary rate, and was defined by in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was prevalent at this time and defined the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of important art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work made during this time.