Paul Pierre Messerli

1899 - 1987

Artist biography

Paul Pierre Messerli was a creative visual artist. Paul Pierre Messerli was born in 1899 and died in 1987. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Aime Henri Doucette, Erik Aaes, Heinrich Fink, Marcelle Barboteau, and George J. Charlton.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Pierre Messerli

Born in 1899, Paul Pierre Messerli was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a prevalent way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

Paul Pierre Messerli

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