István Cserepes

1901 - 1944

Artist biography

István Cserepes was an artist, Born in 1901, István Cserepes passed away in 1944. Artists Snorri Arinbjarnar, Alberto Giacometti, Dines Carlsen, Claude Aveline, and Pierre Eugène Bouvier are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for István Cserepes

István Cserepes was born in 1901 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

István Cserepes

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