George W. Hansen

1909 - 2001

Artist biography

George W. Hansen was a creative visual artist. Born in 1909, George W. Hansen passed away in 2001. Artists like Fernando Bigoni, Lorenzo Borque Gallardo, Anita Caro-Vieillard, Ettore Degrazia, and Miguel Deveze were also born in 1909.

Further Biographical Context for George W. Hansen

George W. Hansen was born in 1909 and was primarily influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also enormously influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative developments.

George W. Hansen

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