Zdenek Blazek

1904 - 2000

Artist biography

Zdenek Blazek was a visual artist, Zdenek Blazek, born in 1904, died in 2000. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dale Nichols, Erich Balg, Anna Christina Boumeester, Bertus Sondaar, and Octavian Angheluta.

Further Biographical Context for Zdenek Blazek

Born in 1904, Zdenek Blazek's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Zdenek Blazek