Giacomo Ciusa

1907 - 1958

Artist biography

Giacomo Ciusa was a visual artist, Giacomo Ciusa, born in 1907, died in 1958. Artists Jean Aurel Iliesco, Eleanor Beatrice Acker, Aaron Bohrod, Aldo Chiappelli, and Jean Boivin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Giacomo Ciusa

Born in 1907, Giacomo Ciusa was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial 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 widespread political ideology which was also tremendously 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 blossoming.