Karl Meister

1907 - 1972

Artist biography

Karl Meister was a creative visual artist. Karl Meister was born in 1907 and died in 1972. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are Margot Helser-Austin, William Drummond Bone, Chen Yishi, George Buday, and Anton Gutknecht.

Further Biographical Context for Karl Meister

Karl Meister was born in 1907 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began 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 major shifts in politics took place across the world. 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 expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant 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 grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Karl Meister

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