Louis De Maeyer

1903 - 1981

Artist biography

Louis De Maeyer was a creative artist. Louis De Maeyer was born in 1903 and died in 1981. Artists like Rudolf Daudert, Leo Marchutz, Ignatius Banasewicz, Cassio M'Boy, and Dino Banchelli were also born in 1903.

Further Biographical Context for Louis De Maeyer

Born in 1903, Louis De Maeyer was primarily inspired 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 visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant 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 blossoming.

Louis De Maeyer

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