1897 - 1989
Istvan Csoka was a visual artist, Istvan Csoka, born in 1897, died in 1989. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are August Bodenstein, Clare Burton, Émile Boizot, Carl J. Alexandersson, and Sara Berman Beach.
Further Biographical Context for Istvan Csoka
Istvan Csoka was born in 1897, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.