Jo Mielziner

1901 - 1976

Artist biography

Jo Mielziner was a creative visual artist. Jo Mielziner was born in 1901 and died in 1976. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alfred Edward Laws Kerr, Gino Morici, Grete Hagenkamp-Hartmann, August Maier, and Andrzej Boleslaw Danczak.

Further Biographical Context for Jo Mielziner

Born in 1901, Jo Mielziner's creative work was largely 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 visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key 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.

Jo Mielziner

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