Edwin Hunziker

1901 - 1986

Artist biography

Edwin Hunziker was a visual artist. Born in 1901, Edwin Hunziker passed away in 1986. Artists Stanley William Hayter, Evert Färhm, Macena Alberta Barton, Claude Aveline, and Werner Graeff are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Edwin Hunziker

Edwin Hunziker was born in 1901 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Edwin Hunziker

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