Karl Meyer

1902 - 1945

Artist biography

Karl Meyer was a creative visual artist. Karl Meyer was born in 1902 and died in 1945. Artists like Lowell D. Houser, Meeuwis Van Buuren, Janina Konarska-Slonimska, Roger Chaplet, and Charlotte Epton were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for Karl Meyer

Karl Meyer was born in 1902 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

Karl Meyer

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