Ferdy Horrmeyer

1890 - 1960

Artist biography

Ferdy Horrmeyer was a creative artist. Born in 1890, Ferdy Horrmeyer passed away in 1960. Artists like Henry East, Walter Bud, Joseph L. Duport, Heinz Geilfuss, and Lucien Chantrelle were also born in 1890.

Further Biographical Context for Ferdy Horrmeyer

Born in 1890, Ferdy Horrmeyer's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning 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 among their numbers. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took 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 such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding ideologies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this period.

Ferdy Horrmeyer

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