Rafal Mandelzweig

1908 - 1956

Artist biography

Rafal Mandelzweig was a creative visual artist. Rafal Mandelzweig was born in 1908 and died in 1956. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Chen Liangqing, Phyllis Eleanor Fetch, Olga Beráková - Vetchá, Mabelle Barbara Chitty, and Iris Hass-Hofstetter.

Further Biographical Context for Rafal Mandelzweig

Born in 1908, Rafal Mandelzweig was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured 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 major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread 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 on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Rafal Mandelzweig

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