Hans Finsler

1891 - 1972

Artist biography

Hans Finsler was a creative artist. Hans Finsler was born in 1891 and died in 1972. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Giovanni Agnese, Jean D'Espouy, George Adrian Cuthbertson, Grace English, and Harold Christopher Davies.

Further Biographical Context for Hans Finsler

Hans Finsler was born in 1891 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures 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 many modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most productive, 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 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 across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Hans Finsler