1894 - 1980
Edward Helgason was an artist. Born in 1894, Edward Helgason passed away in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are David Bramnick, Dora Horowitz, Lois Lupp Alton, Richard Berger, and Félix Glatz.
Further Biographical Context for Edward Helgason
Edward Helgason was born in 1894 and grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological uses of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of famous 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 developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.