Otto Angermayer

1901 - 1985

Artist biography

Otto Angermayer was a visual artist, Otto Angermayer, born in 1901, died in 1985. Artists like Josep Amat Pages, Carlotta Corpron, Mihai Adamiu, Peter Sekaer, and Martha Astfalck-Vieth were also born in 1901.

Further Biographical Context for Otto Angermayer

Born in 1901, Otto Angermayer was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.