Ernst Wilhelm Nay

1902 · Germany

Artist biography

Ernst Wilhelm Nay is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other prominent artists such as Andrea Grützner, Inge H. Schmidt, Iris Musolf, Jens Ullrich, and Anja Schwörer. Ernst Wilhelm Nay was born in 1902.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ernst Wilhelm Nay's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United States and Germany. Some of those galleries are Michael Werner | New York in the United States, as well as Aurel Scheibler and Michael Werner Kunsthandel | Cologne in Germany. Ernst Wilhelm Nay's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Draw Art Fair London; Saatchi Gallery (16 May 2019 - 18 May 2019) at Aurel Scheibler in Germany and Sculptures and drawings (31 January 2020 - 27 March 2020) at Michael Werner Kunsthandel | Cologne in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Ernst Wilhelm Nay

Ernst Wilhelm Nay was born in 1902 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic innovations 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 a number of 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. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Ernst Wilhelm Nay

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