Yves Benoist-Gironiere

1903 - 1983

Artist biography

Yves Benoist-Gironiere was a creative visual artist, Born in 1903, Yves Benoist-Gironiere passed away in 1983. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are Marcelle Brunswig, Wim Abeleven, Rafael Aguilera, Earl Bailly, and Fritz Bütikofer.

Further Biographical Context for Yves Benoist-Gironiere

Born in 1903, Yves Benoist-Gironiere's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amid 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 predominant 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 blossoming.