Julius Friend

1898 - 1982

Artist biography

Julius Friend was a creative visual artist. Born in 1898, Julius Friend passed away in 1982. Artists Eugène Bernhardt, Robert Linnell Armitage, Emmanuel Defert, Oscar Arvid Antonsson, and Eva Ellsworth Dungan are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Julius Friend

Born in 1898, Julius Friend was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, started to practice pioneering theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These revolutionary styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Julius Friend

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