František Horečka

1894 - 1976

Artist biography

František Horečka was a creative artist. František Horečka was born in 1894 and died in 1976. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Willem Depauw, Anthony Stuffers, Irene Begbie, François Desnoyer, and Zdenka Burghauserova.

Further Biographical Context for František Horečka

Born in 1894, František Horečka was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring different methods of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The idea of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

František Horečka

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