Karl Miersch

1894 - 1964

Artist biography

Karl Miersch was a creative artist. Karl Miersch was born in 1894 and died in 1964. Artists Ernest Fiene, Gyoshû Hayami, Niilo Eklund, Austin Merrill Mecklem, and Fernand Gommaerts are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Karl Miersch

Born in 1894, Karl Miersch was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and communities of artists across the globe developed many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The first twenty years of the 20th century can be viewed to be the most fruitful, and are seen as the time in art history when modern and modernist philosophies initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality ensured the discipline of architecture to develop at an astounding rate, and was epitomised in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was prevalent during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative art. Most, if not all, of the ideologies of key art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced at this time.

Karl Miersch

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