Zeev Ben Zvi

1904 - 1952

Artist biography

Zeev Ben Zvi was a creative artist, Born in 1904, Zeev Ben Zvi passed away in 1952. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Marjorie Brooks, Lisbeth Stone Barrett, Kay Rodgers, Paul Berger-Bergner, and Leo Bigenwald.

Further Biographical Context for Zeev Ben Zvi

Zeev Ben Zvi was born in 1904, grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.