André Cefaly

1901 - 1986

Artist biography

André Cefaly was a visual artist, André Cefaly was born in 1901 and died in 1986. Artists like Dennis Meighan Burlingame, Otto Baumann, Aleksandra Briede, Carlo Aimetti, and José Amat Pages were also born in 1901.

Further Biographical Context for André Cefaly

André Cefaly was born in 1901 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.