Louise Edmée Chevalier

1906 - 2003

Artist biography

Louise Edmée Chevalier was a visual artist, Born in 1906, Louise Edmée Chevalier passed away in 2003. Artists George A. Albach, Chen Wenxi, Donald Vincent Coale, Gyorgy Kepes, and Tore Ahlsen are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Louise Edmée Chevalier

Born in 1906, Louise Edmée Chevalier's creative work was largely inspired by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering 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 across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic 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 integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Louise Edmée Chevalier

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