1928 - 2009
Further Biographical Context for Klaus Arnold
Born in 1928, Klaus Arnold grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social tumult that preoccupied not only artists, but great swathes of the global population.