Gaston Hansotte

1902 - 1993

Artist biography

Gaston Hansotte was an artist. Gaston Hansotte was born in 1902 and died in 1993. Also born in 1902 and of this same generation are Gertrúd Maria Donner, Bruno Hanich, Jean Théodore Delabasse, Audrey Parsons Buller, and Honor Dobbs.

Further Biographical Context for Gaston Hansotte

Gaston Hansotte was born in 1902 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip 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 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 empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Gaston Hansotte

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