Juozas Aleknavicius

1906 - 1987

Artist biography

Juozas Aleknavicius was a creative visual artist, Born in 1906, Juozas Aleknavicius passed away in 1987. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Serge Poliakoff, James Auchiah, Franco Amidei, Richard Haines, and Hamilton Peter Aaris.

Further Biographical Context for Juozas Aleknavicius

Juozas Aleknavicius was born in 1906 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Juozas Aleknavicius

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