Hans Ahlbeck

1892 - 1970

Artist biography

Hans Ahlbeck was a visual artist, Hans Ahlbeck, born in 1892, died in 1970. Also born in 1892 and of this same generation are Charles Argall, F.Schoder-Sonnenstern, Ernest Aubin, Andreas Pedrett, and Vaclav Vytlacil.

Further Biographical Context for Hans Ahlbeck

Born in 1892, Hans Ahlbeck's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The idea of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Hans Ahlbeck

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