Aleksandrs Junkers

1899 - 1976 · Latvia

Artist biography

Aleksandrs Junkers was a creative artist, who was born in Latvia, like other well-known artists such as Janis Avotins, George Maciunas, Gunārs Krollis, Julija Levkova, and Zile Ziemele. Aleksandrs Junkers was born in 1899 and died in 1976.

About Aleksandrs Junkers' work

Aleksandrs Junkers is often associated with figuration. In essence, figurative art is art which depicts familiar features of reality, or of the human figure. Although the definition appears to be rather simple, figuration still remains in its very essence more than just a depiction of reality. Indeed, the different styles in which figurative art can be executed are infinite, thus making figurative art a ground-breaking and ever evolving category, in which Aleksandrs Junkers' work is mainly grounded. Some prominent artists known for their contribution to figurative art include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne or Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Aleksandrs Junkers in private collections

Aleksandrs Junkers' art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Kerels. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Won Sou-Yeol, Ali Hasanov, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Further Biographical Context for Aleksandrs Junkers

Born in 1899, Aleksandrs Junkers' creative work was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed different modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched important developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which materialised 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 first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Aleksandrs Junkers

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