Lester Anthony Minnelli

1903 - 1986

Artist biography

Lester Anthony Minnelli was a visual artist. Lester Anthony Minnelli was born in 1903 and died in 1986. Artists like Vasyl Khmeluk, Flora Klee-Palyi, Léonce-Maurice Gaudin, Eve Garrison, and Abraham P. Hankins were also born in 1903.

Further Biographical Context for Lester Anthony Minnelli

Lester Anthony Minnelli was born in 1903 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. Key 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 essential idea of Freudian theory. Important 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 internationally.

Lester Anthony Minnelli

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