David Ahlqvist

1900 - 1988

Artist biography

David Ahlqvist was a creative visual artist, David Ahlqvist, born in 1900, died in 1988. Artists Luigi Lucioni, Joseph Mellor Hanson, Serge Chermayeff, Joseph Lane, and Willem Hussem are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for David Ahlqvist

Born in 1900, David Ahlqvist's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological uses 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 follower Carl Jung.

David Ahlqvist