William Gardner Blackwood

1890

Artist biography

William Gardner Blackwood is an established artist, William Gardner Blackwood was born in 1890. Artists like Augustus Bryett, Ignacio Asunsolo, Leó Békessy, Emmy Brode, and Jussuff Abbo were also born in 1890.

Further Biographical Context for William Gardner Blackwood

Born in 1890, William Gardner Blackwood's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War spawned significant developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.