1903 - 1966
Rupert Doone was a visual artist. Born in 1903, Rupert Doone passed away in 1966. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are René Brantonne, Giuseppe Didone, Pearl Robinson Burns, Paul Arzens, and Georges Deveche.
Further Biographical Context for Rupert Doone
Rupert Doone was born in 1903 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant 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 developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant 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 significance, and grew to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.