Pitseolak Ashoona

1904 - 1983

Artist biography

Pitseolak Ashoona was a creative visual artist, Born in 1904, Pitseolak Ashoona passed away in 1983. Artists like Grant Arnold, Marguerite Acarin Akarova, Ariel Agemian, Donald Port Ayres, and Jean Helion were also born in 1904.

Further Biographical Context for Pitseolak Ashoona

Pitseolak Ashoona was born in 1904 and was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Pitseolak Ashoona

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