Otto Ludwig Bettmann
1903 - 1998
Otto Ludwig Bettmann was a creative visual artist, Otto Ludwig Bettmann was born in 1903 and died in 1998. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marie-Antoinette Arnou, Dhiren Deb Burman, Manuel De Azpiroz, Walter Burt Adams, and Josef M. Arentz.
Further Biographical Context for Otto Ludwig Bettmann
Otto Ludwig Bettmann was born in 1903 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration 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 philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading 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 empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.