Zygmunt Grajnert

1896

Artist biography

Zygmunt Grajnert was a creative visual artist. Zygmunt Grajnert was born in 1896. Also born in 1896 and of this same generation are David Alfaro Siqueiros, Gunnar Elfegren, Amédée Daille, Dixie Cooley, and Jean Charles Eschmann.

Further Biographical Context for Zygmunt Grajnert

Born in 1896, Zygmunt Grajnert grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and groups of artists across the world developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The first twenty years of the 20th century can be viewed to be the most productive, and are seen as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality enabled the discipline of architecture to develop at an extraordinary rate, and was epitomised in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was predominant during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of key art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work made at this time.