Jo Berto

1907 - 1978

Artist biography

Jo Berto was an artist, Jo Berto was born in 1907 and died in 1978. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Harry Bowden, Gabriel Figueroa, Fairfield Porter, Francisco Amighetti Ruiz, and Marie-Louise Albassart.

Further Biographical Context for Jo Berto

Born in 1907, Jo Berto's creative work 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 innovative 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 the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative flowering.