Olga Aue-Birkfeldt


Artist biography

Olga Aue-Birkfeldt is a contemporary artist considered well established, Olga Aue-Birkfeldt was born in 1908. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lili Arlioti, Jac Arend, Synnøve Anker Aurdal, Andreas Storrs Andersen, and Minor White.

Further Biographical Context for Olga Aue-Birkfeldt

Olga Aue-Birkfeldt was born in 1908 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative flowering.

Olga Aue-Birkfeldt

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