Oddmar Björklund

1907

Artist biography

Oddmar Björklund is regarded as a well established artist, Oddmar Björklund was born in 1907. Artists Alice Marion Bacon-Sutton, Caven Ernest Atkins, Friedrich Aduatz, Glenna Brown Boland, and Adele Balkan are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Oddmar Björklund

Oddmar Björklund was born in 1907 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important 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 significance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Oddmar Björklund

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