Tore Ahlsen

1906 - 1991

Artist biography

Tore Ahlsen was a creative visual artist, Tore Ahlsen was born in 1906 and died in 1991. Artists like Jean Angladon-Debrujeaud, Aixinjueluo Yu, Louis Aubrée, Jocke Åkerblom, and Melchor Aracil Gallego were also born in 1906.

Further Biographical Context for Tore Ahlsen

Born in 1906, Tore Ahlsen grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative developments.

Tore Ahlsen

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