Leota Kirby Moulton

1901 - 1980

Artist biography

Leota Kirby Moulton was an artist. Leota Kirby Moulton was born in 1901 and died in 1980. Artists Harry Beckhoff, Jack Weldon Humphrey, Aleksander Bergmann, Charles Edward V. Godden, and Erkki Huttunen are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leota Kirby Moulton

Leota Kirby Moulton was born in 1901 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. 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 established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant 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 importance, and grew to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Leota Kirby Moulton

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