Moshe Maurer

1891 - 1971

Artist biography

Moshe Maurer was a creative artist. Moshe Maurer was born in 1891 and died in 1971. Artists Dewitt Drake, Robert Houston, Fritz Mehnert, Lucia Hollerith, and Gerrit Hondius are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Moshe Maurer

Moshe Maurer was born in 1891 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Moshe Maurer

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