Franz Van Hoof

1895 - 1963

Artist biography

Franz Van Hoof was a creative visual artist. Born in 1895, Franz Van Hoof passed away in 1963. Also born in 1895 and of this same generation are William Waldo Dodge, James Hargis Connelly, Suzanne Dinkes, Raymond George Chard, and Els Daniel-Stroh.

Further Biographical Context for Franz Van Hoof

Born in 1895, Franz Van Hoof's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and groups of artists across the globe developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The first twenty years of the 20th century can be viewed to be the most productive, and are viewed as the era in art history when modern and modernist ideas initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality enabled the discipline of architecture to develop at an extraordinary rate, and was epitomised in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was prevalent during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative art. Most, if not all, of the ideologies of important art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work made at this time.

Franz Van Hoof

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