Richard Paul Lohse

1902 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Richard Paul Lohse is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Switzerland. Richard Paul Lohse was born in 1902. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Alberto Giacometti and Max Bill .

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Paul Lohse's work is on display at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris, France. Richard Paul Lohse's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Joy before the object at Seventeen in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 11 April 2019 until 24 May 2019. Richard Paul Lohse's only other exhibition is sérigraphies, which took place at Galerie Denise René | Rive Gauche in Paris, France (01 February 2018 - 17 March 2018).

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the unravelling of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its initial members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly metamorphosed into an significant hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political instability elsewhere in Europe. Beforehand, Switzerland had originated some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist span of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another major movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first autonomous projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Remarkable Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Richard Paul Lohse

Born in 1902, Richard Paul Lohse's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical 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 internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became a vital place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Richard Paul Lohse

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