1891 - 1985
Wilma Bräuner was a visual artist, Wilma Bräuner, born in 1891, died in 1985. Also born in 1891 and of this same generation are Fred Brouwer, Paul Bücher, Stanley Spencer, Orla Valdemar Borch, and Joan Agell.
Further Biographical Context for Wilma Bräuner
Born in 1891, Wilma Bräuner was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved different modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.