Benjamin Greenstein

1901 - 1995

Artist biography

Benjamin Greenstein was a visual artist. Born in 1901, Benjamin Greenstein passed away in 1995. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jan Chwierut, Feng Suichuan, Nikolaj Pavlovic Akimov, Otto Angermayer, and Romeo Daneo.

Further Biographical Context for Benjamin Greenstein

Born in 1901, Benjamin Greenstein was largely influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential amid artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Notable Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.

Benjamin Greenstein

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