Willy Alexander Bärtschi

1906 - 1995

Artist biography

Willy Alexander Bärtschi was a creative artist, Willy Alexander Bärtschi was born in 1906 and died in 1995. Artists Gyorgy Kepes, Jerry Bywaters, Philippe Halsman, Hadi Bara, and Anthony Brown are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Willy Alexander Bärtschi

Born in 1906, Willy Alexander Bärtschi was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Willy Alexander Bärtschi

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