Karl Slavomir Benc
1896 - 1968
Karl Slavomir Benc was an artist, Karl Slavomir Benc was born in 1896 and died in 1968. Artists Anatoly Pavlovich Bel'Sky, Charles Baskerville, Miriam P. Kimbell, Martin Munkacsi, and Eleonora Braig-Rozanek are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Karl Slavomir Benc
Born in 1896, Karl Slavomir Benc's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring different ways of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas initially began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The notion of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a prevalent way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.