József Martinek


Artist biography

József Martinek was an artist. József Martinek was born in 1904. Artists like Jacques Kolowsky, Josep Guardiola Torregrosa, Willi Diernhöfer, Adrien Georges Dubreuil, and Rolf Klep were also born in 1904.

Further Biographical Context for József Martinek

József Martinek was born in 1904 and grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold 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.

József Martinek

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