Margret Bilger

1904 - 1971

Artist biography

Margret Bilger was a creative visual artist, Margret Bilger, born in 1904, died in 1971. Artists Åke Corshammar, Elisabeth Mary Anthony, Catherine Graeff Barton, Aslaug Moe Arnoldus, and Marcel Azema-Billa are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Margret Bilger

Margret Bilger was born in 1904 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.