Emil Hülf

1904 - 1993

Artist biography

Emil Hülf was a creative visual artist. Emil Hülf was born in 1904 and died in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Major Felten, Lisbeth Stone Barrett, Margaret Bourke-White, Frederica Ritter Cutcheon, and Higinio Capote.

Further Biographical Context for Emil Hülf

Born in 1904, Emil Hülf's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time 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. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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 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 enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Emil Hülf

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