Edmund Collein

1906 - 1992

Artist biography

Edmund Collein was an artist, Born in 1906, Edmund Collein passed away in 1992. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are André Bizette-Lindet, Miloslav Blaha, Bao Ji’An, Rudolf Gerard Boorsma, and Francisco Badia Y Plasencia.

Further Biographical Context for Edmund Collein

Born in 1906, Edmund Collein was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, 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 within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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 flourish and develop further.

Edmund Collein

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