Henri Catargi

1894 - 1976

Artist biography

Henri Catargi was a creative artist, Henri Catargi was born in 1894 and died in 1976. Also born in 1894 and of this same generation are Roman Bulbena, Carl Crodel, Henryk Berlewi, Eric Biuw, and Alfred Aberdam.

Further Biographical Context for Henri Catargi

Born in 1894, Henri Catargi was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively 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 developed a variety of modes of these significant innovations. 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 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 extraordinarily in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding ideologies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this time.

Henri Catargi

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