1908 - 1931
Felikss Cipans was an artist, Felikss Cipans, born in 1908, died in 1931. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Ada Currie, Synnøve Anker Aurdal, Walter Bjorne, Neemija Arbitblatas, and Alice Blakeslee.
Further Biographical Context for Felikss Cipans
Born in 1908, Felikss Cipans was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within 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 concentrated 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 flourish and develop further.