Agner Christoffersen

1907 - 1993

Artist biography

Agner Christoffersen was a visual artist, Born in 1907, Agner Christoffersen passed away in 1993. Artists like Henri Van Albada, Herbert Matter, Moses Abramovich Blank, Ladislav Emil Berka, and Zoltan Borbereki Kovacs were also born in 1907.

Further Biographical Context for Agner Christoffersen

Agner Christoffersen was born in 1907, grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early 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 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 predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential among artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism 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 key idea of Freudian theory. Key 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.

Agner Christoffersen

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