Henri Burkhard

1892 - 1956

Artist biography

Henri Burkhard was an artist, Born in 1892, Henri Burkhard passed away in 1956. Artists Arthur Royce Bradbury, Francois R.E. Noga, Carl Bredemeier, Cameron Booth, and Antoni Rosich Arnavat are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Henri Burkhard

Born in 1892, Henri Burkhard was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered 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 extraordinarily 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 significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Henri Burkhard

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