Godycki Cwirko

1908 - 1988

Artist biography

Godycki Cwirko was a creative visual artist, Godycki Cwirko, born in 1908, died in 1988. Artists Joseph Appleyard, Nora Anderegg, Leon Kirkman Amyx, Oskar Althaus, and Joseph Webb are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Godycki Cwirko

Godycki Cwirko was born in 1908 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also enormously influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.

Godycki Cwirko

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