Gert Caden

1891 - 1990

Artist biography

Gert Caden was an artist, Gert Caden, born in 1891, died in 1990. Also born in 1891 and of this same generation are Florence Ellen Ware, Joseph De Breuycker, Günther Blechschmidt, Paul Blanvillain, and Daijo Aoki.

Further Biographical Context for Gert Caden

Born in 1891, Gert Caden's creative work was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of work produced during this period.