Gustav Axel Berg

1891 - 1971

Artist biography

Gustav Axel Berg was an artist, Gustav Axel Berg was born in 1891 and died in 1971. Artists like Martin Chambi, Franciscus Bosen, Gavriil Alekseevich Aryamnov, Clarence John Albrecht, and Renée André were also born in 1891.

Further Biographical Context for Gustav Axel Berg

Born in 1891, Gustav Axel Berg's creative work was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant 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 affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Gustav Axel Berg

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