Sydney Arrobus

1901 - 1990

Artist biography

Sydney Arrobus was a creative visual artist, Sydney Arrobus, born in 1901, died in 1990. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Larry Colwell, Sepp Anderegg, José Amat Pages, Jan Adriaan Marie Van Anrooy, and Arie Alweil.

Further Biographical Context for Sydney Arrobus

Sydney Arrobus was born in 1901 and was primarily 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 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 widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential among artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Important 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 on a global scale.

Sydney Arrobus

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