Herman Cornelis

1915 - 1997

Artist biography

Herman Cornelis was a creative visual artist, Herman Cornelis, born in 1915, died in 1997. Artists Martha Boyden, Jean Victor Boyer, Bala Baba, Claude R. Bentley, and Giordano Belardinelli are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Herman Cornelis

Born in 1915, Herman Cornelis' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prevail, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Herman Cornelis

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