Boris Chemetov

1908 - 1982

Artist biography

Boris Chemetov was a creative visual artist, Born in 1908, Boris Chemetov passed away in 1982. Artists Marion Perkins, Cecil Baugh, Paul Ackerman, Josep Barrenechea Tubilla, and John Dary Aiken are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Boris Chemetov

Boris Chemetov was born in 1908 and was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential 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 amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, 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 focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Boris Chemetov

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