Raoul Millais

1901 - 1999

Artist biography

Raoul Millais was a visual artist. Born in 1901, Raoul Millais passed away in 1999. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Andries Dirck Copier, Margit Kiss, Will Faber Zietz, Robert Frederick Bolton, and Armando Balloni.

Further Biographical Context for Raoul Millais

Raoul Millais was born in 1901 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also enormously influential amid artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread worldwide.

Raoul Millais

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