Cornelis Abbing

1899 - 1980

Artist biography

Cornelis Abbing was an artist, Born in 1899, Cornelis Abbing passed away in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Werner Drewes, Evsa Model, Boris Artschibatscheff, Nahum Tschacbasov, and Rifka Angel.

Further Biographical Context for Cornelis Abbing

Cornelis Abbing was born in 1899 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic 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 different major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched significant developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared 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.