Stefan Coneye

1907 - 1978

Artist biography

Stefan Coneye was a visual artist, Stefan Coneye, born in 1907, died in 1978. Artists Jean-Baptiste Chéreau, Emery Blagdon, Walter Biedermann, Jacques Anthoine, and Achille Capizzano are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Stefan Coneye

Born in 1907, Stefan Coneye's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The notable 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 pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent 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 mature 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 worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and grew 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.

Stefan Coneye

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