Emilio Hermann

1901 - 1978

Artist biography

Emilio Hermann was a visual artist. Born in 1901, Emilio Hermann passed away in 1978. Also born in 1901 and of this same generation are Sepp Anderegg, Peggy Crombie, Else Thalemann, Frédéric Braconier, and Benjamin Greenstein.

Further Biographical Context for Emilio Hermann

Born in 1901, Emilio Hermann was largely influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading 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 established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Emilio Hermann

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