Alice Frey

1895 - 1981

Artist biography

Alice Frey was a visual artist. Born in 1895, Alice Frey passed away in 1981. Also born in 1895 and of this same generation are Robert Crommelynck, Miklos Banovszky, Gabriel G. Chauvin, Edward Everett Burr, and Edith Basch.

Further Biographical Context for Alice Frey

Alice Frey was born in 1895 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed different modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War spawned important developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.