Veniamin Markovic Briskin

1906 - 1982

Artist biography

Veniamin Markovic Briskin was an artist, Veniamin Markovic Briskin, born in 1906, died in 1982. Artists Carroll Barnes, Antonio Bisquert, Philippe Halsman, Daniel Bekking, and Alo Altripp are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Veniamin Markovic Briskin

Born in 1906, Veniamin Markovic Briskin's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Veniamin Markovic Briskin

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