Josef Candels

1903 - 1992

Artist biography

Josef Candels was a creative visual artist, Born in 1903, Josef Candels passed away in 1992. Artists like Virgilio Audagna, Victor Wilde, Eugène Maria Cordier, Orestes Assali, and Max Albin Bachofen were also born in 1903.

Further Biographical Context for Josef Candels

Josef Candels was born in 1903 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness 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. The primary focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Josef Candels

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