Manuel Alvarez Bravo

1902 · Mexico

Artist biography

Manuel Alvarez Bravo is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Mexico, like other prominent artists such as Dr. Lakra, Victor Rosas, Alfredo Castañeda, Tania Zaldivar, and Rubén Ortiz Torres. Manuel Alvarez Bravo was born in 1902.


Manuel Alvarez Bravo's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Manuel Alvarez Bravo's work include Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan, ArteF in Zurich, and Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles.

Further Biographical Context for Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Born in 1902, Manuel Alvarez Bravo's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time 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 politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important 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 predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

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