Nikolaj Pavlovic Akimov

1901 - 1968

Artist biography

Nikolaj Pavlovic Akimov was a visual artist, Nikolaj Pavlovic Akimov, born in 1901, died in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arie Alweil, Jean Dubuffet, Karel Arkema, Andries Copier, and Jean Prouvé.

Further Biographical Context for Nikolaj Pavlovic Akimov

Born in 1901, Nikolaj Pavlovic Akimov grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early 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 pictorial 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 extremely influential among artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Notable Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.

Nikolaj Pavlovic Akimov