Fredrik Henkelmann

1903 - 1987

Artist biography

Fredrik Henkelmann was an artist. Born in 1903, Fredrik Henkelmann passed away in 1987. Artists like Desmond Harmsworth, Maurice Blanchard, The Estate Of Ruth Vollmer, Otto Ludwig Bettmann, and Brents Carlton were also born in 1903.

Further Biographical Context for Fredrik Henkelmann

Fredrik Henkelmann was born in 1903 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential 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 taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, 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 focused 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.

Fredrik Henkelmann

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