Anselmo Ballester

1897 - 1974

Artist biography

Anselmo Ballester was a creative artist, Anselmo Ballester was born in 1897 and died in 1974. Also born in 1897 and of this same generation are Floyd Thron Albright, Uno Åhren, Agnes Olive Allen, Elise Atkins, and Ger Adolfs.

Further Biographical Context for Anselmo Ballester

Born in 1897, Anselmo Ballester was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing different ways of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas initially began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The idea of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a prevalent way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

Anselmo Ballester

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