Felix Alonso is an established contemporary visual artist, Felix Alonso was born in 1898. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Berenice Abbott, Rowena Fry, Eddie Arning, André Heurtaux, and Adele Andres.
Further Biographical Context for Felix Alonso
Born in 1898, Felix Alonso was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. 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 ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed a variety of 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 at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding philosophies in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.