Lajos Mendlik was a visual artist. Lajos Mendlik was born in 1903. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Heinrich Drake, Christian Matras, Paolo Buffa, Bruno Krell, and Fredrik Henkelmann.
Further Biographical Context for Lajos Mendlik
Lajos Mendlik was born in 1903 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. 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 important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative developments.