1908 - 1984
Olavi Mäkelä was an artist. Born in 1908, Olavi Mäkelä passed away in 1984. Artists like Jeanne Louise Billaudet, Bayard Taylor Berndt, Hanns Erlacher, André Dambrum, and Oskar Althaus were also born in 1908.
Further Biographical Context for Olavi Mäkelä
Born in 1908, Olavi Mäkelä's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The key 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 pioneering 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 internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus became an indispensable place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.