Birger Carlstedt

1907 - 1975

Artist biography

Birger Carlstedt was a creative artist, Born in 1907, Birger Carlstedt passed away in 1975. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Joan Ayling, Joan Amat I Targa, Hans Bührer, Alexander Panayotovich Andreadi, and Gauri Bhanja.

Further Biographical Context for Birger Carlstedt

Born in 1907, Birger Carlstedt was predominantly inspired by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed 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 significant 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 significance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Birger Carlstedt

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