Emile Clerico


Artist biography

Emile Clerico is regarded as a well established artist, Emile Clerico was born in 1902. Artists like Alexander Alland, Laszlo Barta, Dorr Bothwell, Teodoro Ramos Blanco, and Ben P. Bailey were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for Emile Clerico

Emile Clerico was born in 1902, grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative blossoming.

Emile Clerico