1922 · Belgium
Pol Bury is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium. Pol Bury was born in 1922. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Marcel Broodthaers, Pierre Alechinsky and Jean-Michel Folon.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Pol Bury is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie in France, and Luxembourg & Dayan | New York in the United States. Pol Bury most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Denise René | Rive Gauche in Paris (09 October 2019 until 10 January 2020) with the exhibition group show I mage of a collection, 14 historic artists of the gallery. Pol Bury's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Caressez-moi fort, which took place at Galerie Eva Hober in Paris, France (06 June 2019 - 25 July 2019).
Historical Context of Belgium
Bordered by France and the Netherlands, the modest country of Belgium has been significantly influenced by its neighbours throughout time and affirmed itself as an exciting and innovative artistic centre in the second half of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were essential in the unfolding of Surrealism in the 1930s, mainly through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Greatly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a prominent artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the age of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the end of the nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a focal point for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders.
Further Biographical Context for Pol Bury
Pol Bury was born in 1922 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the leading artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated many of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a new kind of magic realism.