Harry Martin Book
1904 - 1971
Harry Martin Book was a visual artist, Born in 1904, Harry Martin Book passed away in 1971. Artists Carmen Buri, Charlotta Burešová, Charles Moses Brown, Fritz Bernuth, and Daniel Brustlein are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Harry Martin Book
Born in 1904, Harry Martin Book was largely inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.