Carl Becker

1899 - 1978

Artist biography

Carl Becker was a visual artist, Carl Becker, born in 1899, died in 1978. Also born in 1899 and of this same generation are Johannes Ilmari Auerbach, Heinrich Aufenanger, Max Vladimirovitch Alpert, Athanase Apartis, and Ken J. Allen Saunder Allen.

Further Biographical Context for Carl Becker

Carl Becker was born in 1899 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological uses of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Carl Becker

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