1904 - 1986
Franz-Josef Herold was a visual artist. Born in 1904, Franz-Josef Herold passed away in 1986. Artists like Olin Dows, Elfriede Balzar-Kopp, John Mauritz Aslund, Karl Theodor Gremmler, and Arturs Dronis were also born in 1904.
Further Biographical Context for Franz-Josef Herold
Franz-Josef Herold was born in 1904 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on 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. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent 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 enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.