Leo Adler

1897 - 1987

Artist biography

Leo Adler was a visual artist, Born in 1897, Leo Adler passed away in 1987. Artists Grégoire Apostoli, Gerard Pieter Adolfs, Floyd Thron Albright, Franz Altmann, and Carl William Peters are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Adler

Leo Adler was born in 1897 and was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, started to practice important theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These pioneering styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.