Kurt Marholz

1905 - 1984

Artist biography

Kurt Marholz was a creative artist. Kurt Marholz was born in 1905 and died in 1984. Artists like Kees Keus, Félix Labisse, Cecile Forman, Kraemer Kittredge, and Eduardo Chicharro Briones were also born in 1905.

Further Biographical Context for Kurt Marholz

Kurt Marholz was born in 1905 and was largely 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 pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential amid artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Key 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 internationally.

Kurt Marholz

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