William Francis Burton

1907 - 1995

Artist biography

William Francis Burton was a creative artist, William Francis Burton, born in 1907, died in 1995. Artists like Gabriel Figueroa, Clement Brems, Josef Astfäller, Antoinette-Gabrielle Bonnet, and Kai Fjell were also born in 1907.

Further Biographical Context for William Francis Burton

William Francis Burton was born in 1907 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative blossoming.

William Francis Burton

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