Preston Erwin Blair

1908 - 1995

Artist biography

Preston Erwin Blair was a creative artist, Preston Erwin Blair was born in 1908 and died in 1995. Artists David Booth, Henry Briscoe-Ironside, Olga Aue-Birkfeldt, Kelly Annugakuluk, and Jan Betley are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Preston Erwin Blair

Preston Erwin Blair was born in 1908 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The main focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.