Arturo Cavicchini

1907 - 1942

Artist biography

Arturo Cavicchini was an artist, Arturo Cavicchini, born in 1907, died in 1942. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Auguste Barde, Petre Abrudan, Jan Bezemer, James Mcconnell Anderson, and Etta Ackerman.

Further Biographical Context for Arturo Cavicchini

Born in 1907, Arturo Cavicchini was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative flowering.