1906 - 1994
Karl Machatschek was a creative visual artist. Born in 1906, Karl Machatschek passed away in 1994. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are Fritz Theo Goebel, Charles Lebon, Johannes Hendrik Eversen, Tore Ahlsen, and Lea Grundig.
Further Biographical Context for Karl Machatschek
Born in 1906, Karl Machatschek was primarily influenced by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.