István Kastaly

1898 - 1972

Artist biography

István Kastaly was a creative artist. Born in 1898, István Kastaly passed away in 1972. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Eugen Häfelfinger, Lilian Holt, Manuel De Gumucio, Albert L. Chartier, and Ben Shahn.

Further Biographical Context for István Kastaly

István Kastaly was born in 1898 and grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed many modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of work produced during this period.

István Kastaly