1902 - 1979
Calixte Coisman was a visual artist, Calixte Coisman was born in 1902 and died in 1979. Also born in 1902 and of this same generation are Lucjan Adwentowicz, Willem Bosma, Meier Akselrod, Ferdinand Barth, and Anton James Blazek.
Further Biographical Context for Calixte Coisman
Born in 1902, Calixte Coisman was largely inspired 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 inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated 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 grow and develop further.