Shmuel Kretschmer

1894 - 1972

Artist biography

Shmuel Kretschmer was an artist. Born in 1894, Shmuel Kretschmer passed away in 1972. Artists William Marcel Clochard, Georg Fritz, Cao Rong, Elisabeth Bardon, and Anders Hune are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Shmuel Kretschmer

Shmuel Kretschmer was born in 1894 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. 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 different major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fruitful, 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 amongst the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their key founding ideologies in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.

Shmuel Kretschmer

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