Antoni Chrzanowski

1905 - 2000

Artist biography

Antoni Chrzanowski was an artist, Antoni Chrzanowski was born in 1905 and died in 2000. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Gottfried Arnegger, Weldon Bailey, Isah Ajagutaina Tukala, Clarence John Laughlin, and Pierangelo Basorini.

Further Biographical Context for Antoni Chrzanowski

Antoni Chrzanowski was born in 1905 and was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy 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 concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.