Erich Arnold Bischof

1899 - 1990

Artist biography

Erich Arnold Bischof was a creative visual artist, Erich Arnold Bischof was born in 1899 and died in 1990. Also born in 1899 and of this same generation are Emanuel Beránek, Elmore Brown, Anton Baur, Antonín Bukolský, and Weegee.

Further Biographical Context for Erich Arnold Bischof

Erich Arnold Bischof was born in 1899 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding ideologies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this period.

Erich Arnold Bischof

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