Georg Hartmann

1909 - 1988

Artist biography

Georg Hartmann was a visual artist. Born in 1909, Georg Hartmann passed away in 1988. Also born in 1909 and of this same generation are Ruth Abbott Clarke, John Spencer Churchill, Ernestine Betsberg, Edward Fern, and Jan Bakalarczyk.

Further Biographical Context for Georg Hartmann

Born in 1909, Georg Hartmann was predominantly influenced by the 1920s growing up. Key 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 many inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading 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.

Georg Hartmann

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