Horst J. Beck

1909 - 2006

Artist biography

Horst J. Beck was a visual artist, Born in 1909, Horst J. Beck passed away in 2006. Also born in 1909 and of this same generation are Giacometti,, Andre Brooke, Milton Rogovin, Robrecht Anseeuw, and Elmer William Brown.

Further Biographical Context for Horst J. Beck

Born in 1909, Horst J. Beck was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Horst J. Beck

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