Josef Malerman

1908

Artist biography

Josef Malerman was a creative visual artist. Josef Malerman was born in 1908. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Harry Brodsky, Victor Aleksandrovich Ferber, Blanche Loheac-Ammoun, Hildegard Erbelding, and William Hesthal.

Further Biographical Context for Josef Malerman

Born in 1908, Josef Malerman's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible 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 among 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 tremendous creative blossoming.

Josef Malerman

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