Paul Mindner

1901 - 1956

Artist biography

Paul Mindner was a visual artist. Born in 1901, Paul Mindner passed away in 1956. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Egle Marini, Margit Horvath, Hans Delago, Louis Granata, and Alberto Garcia Paladini.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Mindner

Born in 1901, Paul Mindner's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative 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. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Paul Mindner

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