Leonard Von Matt

1909 - 1988

Artist biography

Leonard Von Matt was a creative artist. Born in 1909, Leonard Von Matt passed away in 1988. Artists Antonio Estradera Fontdevila, Frans Mettes, Tekiho Imoto, Emil Mehr, and Rudolf Führmann are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leonard Von Matt

Leonard Von Matt was born in 1909 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Leonard Von Matt

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