Rudolf Gerard Boorsma

1906

Artist biography

Rudolf Gerard Boorsma is an established artist, Rudolf Gerard Boorsma was born in 1906. Artists Pierre Bach, James Boswell, Kathleen Saywell Allen, Guy Irving Anderson, and Wilbur Henry Adams are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Rudolf Gerard Boorsma

Born in 1906, Rudolf Gerard Boorsma was predominantly inspired 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 pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism 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 central idea of Freudian theory. Notable 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 across the globe.

Rudolf Gerard Boorsma

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