Frieda Hunziker

1908 - 1966

Artist biography

Frieda Hunziker was a creative artist. Frieda Hunziker was born in 1908 and died in 1966. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Carl Eric Van Arkel, Guy Bolloni, Gerda Brentani, Ansis Artums, and Ralph Spann Craig.

Further Biographical Context for Frieda Hunziker

Frieda Hunziker was born in 1908 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Frieda Hunziker

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