1920 - 2012 · Colombia
Edgar Negret was a visual artist, who was born in Colombia, like other well-known artists such as Natalie Rodriguez, Mateo López, Vanessa Gómez C., Maria José Arjona, and Johan Barrios. Born in 1920, Edgar Negret passed away in 2012.
Edgar Negret's exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Edgar Negret
Born in 1920, Edgar Negret was largely inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the advent of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social furore that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.