Carl-Oscar Avén

1894 - 1984

Artist biography

Carl-Oscar Avén was a visual artist, Carl-Oscar Avén was born in 1894 and died in 1984. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong, Ambróz Akidos, George Josimovich, Carl Grossberg, and Carl Altena.

Further Biographical Context for Carl-Oscar Avén

Born in 1894, Carl-Oscar Avén was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing different ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and established 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 first established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Carl-Oscar Avén

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