Pierre-Marie Guillin


Artist biography

Pierre-Marie Guillin was a visual artist. Pierre-Marie Guillin was born in 1907. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fortunato Bellonzi, Charles Evans, Hermann Friedrich, Harry Behr, and Paula Gerard.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre-Marie Guillin

Born in 1907, Pierre-Marie Guillin was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative growth.

Pierre-Marie Guillin