Eugene Califano

1893 - 1974

Artist biography

Eugene Califano was an artist, Eugene Califano was born in 1893 and died in 1974. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean Bussy, Szilard Bauer, Angelo Brombo, André Aaron Bilis, and Chen Baihe.

Further Biographical Context for Eugene Califano

Born in 1893, Eugene Califano grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed many modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fruitful, 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 across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding philosophies in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.

Eugene Califano

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