Joseph Czapski

1896 - 1993

Artist biography

Joseph Czapski was a creative visual artist, Joseph Czapski, born in 1896, died in 1993. Artists like François Benas, Julia Thecla, Åke Ahnlund, Marius Honoré Berard, and Harold Clayton were also born in 1896.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Czapski

Joseph Czapski was born in 1896 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding philosophies in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.

Joseph Czapski

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