Germán Cabrera

1903 - 1990

Artist biography

Germán Cabrera was a creative artist, Germán Cabrera, born in 1903, died in 1990. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Rosalie Berkowitz, Paul Bischofsberger, Seymour Lipton, Ethel Spears, and Guido R. Borghi.

Further Biographical Context for Germán Cabrera

Born in 1903, Germán Cabrera was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature 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 worldwide due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Germán Cabrera