1894 - 1971
Carl Altena was a visual artist, Carl Altena, born in 1894, died in 1971. Also born in 1894 and of this same generation are Samohvalov Alexandr, Norman rockwell, George Josimovich, Milenko Djurić, and Otto Staiger.
Further Biographical Context for Carl Altena
Carl Altena was born in 1894 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed many modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched important developments in the psychological applications 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.