Albert Chavepeyer

1899 - 1986

Artist biography

Albert Chavepeyer was a creative visual artist, Albert Chavepeyer, born in 1899, died in 1986. Artists Johannes Ilmari Auerbach, Elmore Brown, Unto Aro, Werner Drewes, and Herbert Edward Badham are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Albert Chavepeyer

Albert Chavepeyer was born in 1899 and was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same period, 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 pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding philosophies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this time.

Albert Chavepeyer

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