Arthur Collatz

1903 - 1993

Artist biography

Arthur Collatz was a creative visual artist, Born in 1903, Arthur Collatz passed away in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Franco Asco, Edwin Newton Botsford, Alexandru Ciucurencu, Kurt Bauer, and Dr. Harold Edgerton.

Further Biographical Context for Arthur Collatz

Born in 1903, Arthur Collatz' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural relevance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Arthur Collatz

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