1902 - 1971
Max Böhlen was a creative artist, Max Böhlen, born in 1902, died in 1971. Artists Urho Jalmari Aalto, Gino Brogi, Louis Ribak, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and Florence Bowman Adams are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Max Böhlen
Max Böhlen was born in 1902 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments 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 many inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.