Hiroshi Honda

1910 - 1970

Artist biography

Hiroshi Honda was a visual artist. Born in 1910, Hiroshi Honda passed away in 1970. Artists Albert Hahn, Charles Bohannah, Ann Freilich, José Carmelo Arcidiacono, and Henry D'Anty are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Hiroshi Honda

Hiroshi Honda was born in 1910 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative developments.