Willy Boers

1905 - 1978

Artist biography

Willy Boers was a creative artist, Willy Boers was born in 1905 and died in 1978. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean-Louis Bouchez, Niki Berlinguer, Heinrich Baudisch, Boleslaw Baake, and Charles J. Berninghaus.

Further Biographical Context for Willy Boers

Born in 1905, Willy Boers was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years 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 the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also extremely influential among 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.

Willy Boers

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