Willy Bär

1909 - 1977

Artist biography

Willy Bär was a creative visual artist, Born in 1909, Willy Bär passed away in 1977. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Karl Ernst Metzler, Fritz Bitterli, Torsten Billman, Herbert W. Brackmier, and John Aubrey.

Further Biographical Context for Willy Bär

Born in 1909, Willy Bär was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding notions 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 flowering.