Paul Maier-Pfau

1899 - 1979

Artist biography

Paul Maier-Pfau was a creative artist. Paul Maier-Pfau was born in 1899 and died in 1979. Also born in 1899 and of this same generation are Oktavianas Jastšembskis, Ernst Feuerstein, Elio De Giusto, Gladys Emerson Cook, and José Maria Fernandez Pelaez.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Maier-Pfau

Born in 1899, Paul Maier-Pfau's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Paul Maier-Pfau

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