Ralston Crawford

1906 · Canada

Artist biography

Ralston Crawford is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Canada. Ralston Crawford was born in 1906. Artists Jack Bush and Bertram Binning are of the same generation and same country as Ralston Crawford.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ralston Crawford is represented by Hollis Taggart Galleries located in New York, the United States. Ralston Crawford's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Buchholz | New York in the United States (30 January 2019 until 19 April 2019) with the exhibition Vista View.

Further Biographical Context for Ralston Crawford

Ralston Crawford was born in 1906 and was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic 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 worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Ralston Crawford

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