Joseph Mazur

1897 - 1970

Artist biography

Joseph Mazur was a visual artist. Joseph Mazur was born in 1897 and died in 1970. Artists like Grace Comstock Heath, Giuseppe Landsmann, Fryc Kleinman, Gustav Axel Bergmann, and Felix Müller were also born in 1897.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Mazur

Born in 1897, Joseph Mazur grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen 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 at an astonishing rate 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 across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their key founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Joseph Mazur

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