Seref Akdik

1899 - 1972

Artist biography

Seref Akdik was a visual artist, Born in 1899, Seref Akdik passed away in 1972. Also born in 1899 and of this same generation are M. Lewis Croissant, Rifka Angel, Janis Janovic Aizens, Sarah Affonso, and Amos Lee Armstrong.

Further Biographical Context for Seref Akdik

Seref Akdik was born in 1899 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved different modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding philosophies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this time.

Seref Akdik

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