Franz Hagenauer

1906 - 1986

Artist biography

Franz Hagenauer was a creative artist. Franz Hagenauer was born in 1906 and died in 1986. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Carolyn Moorhead Edmundson, Wolfgang Götze, Antonio Bisquert, Don Raymond David, and Willard Grayson Smythe.

Further Biographical Context for Franz Hagenauer

Born in 1906, Franz Hagenauer's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

Franz Hagenauer

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