Alfred Bührer

1891 - 1969

Artist biography

Alfred Bührer was an artist, Alfred Bührer, born in 1891, died in 1969. Also born in 1891 and of this same generation are Francis Focer Brown, Hans Achenbach, Heinz Auerswald, Adam Antes, and Adrian Brewer.

Further Biographical Context for Alfred Bührer

Born in 1891, Alfred Bührer was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. 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 psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Alfred Bührer

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