Lisa De Montfort

1906

Artist biography

Lisa De Montfort was a creative artist. Lisa De Montfort was born in 1906. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lea Mrazova, Helmut G. Kallweit, Hirst Dillon Milhollen, Bartolomé Ros, and Lois Mabel Head.

Further Biographical Context for Lisa De Montfort

Born in 1906, Lisa De Montfort was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. 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 develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key 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 flourished under this way of thinking.

Lisa De Montfort

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