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Thomas Strauss

Thomas Strauss, Hungarian art critic. Member of International Association Education Through Arts, International Association Art Critics, Association Visual Artists Slovakia (presidium member 1966-1970).

Background

  • Strauss, Thomas was born on April 4, 1931 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Eugen and Aranka Fulop (Galy) Strauss.

  • Education

    • C.Sc., Charles University, Prague, 1961. Habil, Charles University, Prague, 1966.

    Career

    • Assistant lecturer aesthetics and theory arts Comenius University Bratislava (Czechoslovakia), since 1954, assistant professor, since 1966. Director Institute Aesthetics, 1966—1970. Assistant curator Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, 1973—1978.

      Vice director Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany, 1980—1982, East European Institute Culture, Cologne, since 1986.

    Works

    • African Art Now
    • Major, lavishly illustrated study of contemporary art being produced by the leading artists working in sub-Saharan Africa Painters, photographers, sculptors and installation artists are represented from nineteen countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo Artists include Frederic Bruly Bouabre, Seydou Keita, Samuel Kane Kwei, Cheri Samba and Malik Sidibe, among many others A rare glimpse into the latest currents in contemporary African art, showing how artists share an awareness of both local and global cultures, thereby acknowledging the complex heritage that African artists face today An important and compelling book that will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary art and culture
    • Author: Artistic Thinking, 1962, A. Jasusch and the Birth of the East Slovakian Avanguarde, 1965, Art Now, 1968, Op-Art, 1969, Neoplasticism, 1970, L. Kassak, The Hungarian Contribution to Constructivism, 1975, Allegro barbaro. B. Bartók and the Visual Arts, 1981, Bonjour, Monsieur Kolar, 1984, The Strange Russian Painters, 1986. Co-editor: Estetika journal, 1964-1971.

    Membership

    Member of International Association Education Through Arts, International Association Art Critics, Association Visual Artists Slovakia (presidium member 1966-1970).

    Connections

    • 1 child Igor.
    • father: Eugen Strauss
    • mother: Aranka Fulop (Galy) Strauss
    • child: Igor Strauss
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    Born April 4, 1931
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    • 1961
      Charles University
    • 1966
      Charles University
    • 1966 - 1970
      director, Institute Aesthetics
    • 1973 - 1978
      assistant, curator Slovak National Gallery
      Bratislava, Slovakia, Slovakia
    • 1980 - 1982
      vice director, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum
      Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1986
      vice director, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum
      Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany