Hugh Kappel

1910 - 1982

Artist biography

Hugh Kappel was a creative visual artist. Born in 1910, Hugh Kappel passed away in 1982. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Valentin Hoeflich, Robert Barre, Julius Shulman, George Kennethson, and Enrico Alimandi.

Further Biographical Context for Hugh Kappel

Born in 1910, Hugh Kappel was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.

Hugh Kappel