Josef Chvala

1906

Artist biography

Josef Chvala is an established artist, Josef Chvala was born in 1906. Artists like Edmond Boissonnet, Carroll Barnes, Elwood Warren Bartlett, Hans Bönninghausen, and Hamilton Peter Aaris were also born in 1906.

Further Biographical Context for Josef Chvala

Born in 1906, Josef Chvala's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Josef Chvala

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