Walter Whall Battiss

1906 - 1982

Artist biography

Walter Whall Battiss was a creative artist, Walter Whall Battiss, born in 1906, died in 1982. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Charles L. Bouleau, Robert Atwood Beaver, Maxwell Bennett Bates, Anne Porter Burmister, and Veniamin Markovic Briskin.

Further Biographical Context for Walter Whall Battiss

Born in 1906, Walter Whall Battiss was predominantly influenced 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 this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant 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 mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential 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 across the globe.

Walter Whall Battiss

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