William Alexander

1894 - 1970

Artist biography

William Alexander was a creative artist, Born in 1894, William Alexander passed away in 1970. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Malcolm Humphreys, Pol Van Assche, Charles Fayette Taylor, Rafael Argeles Escriche, and James E. Allen.

Further Biographical Context for William Alexander

Born in 1894, William Alexander was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The idea of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a predominant way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

William Alexander

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