Frans Baljon

1901 - 1953

Artist biography

Frans Baljon was a creative artist, Born in 1901, Frans Baljon passed away in 1953. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Frederick Remahl, Archie Bonge, Mario Arrigutti, Carl Barkslike, and Carlotta Corpron.

Further Biographical Context for Frans Baljon

Born in 1901, Frans Baljon's creative work was largely inspired by the 1920s. Key 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 blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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.

Frans Baljon

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