Elisabeth Von Heigelin

1892 - 1988

Artist biography

Elisabeth Von Heigelin was a creative artist. Born in 1892, Elisabeth Von Heigelin passed away in 1988. Artists Mary Constance Cox, Antonio Menegazzo Amen, Colin Uwin Gill, Beulah Sprague Bowers, and Thomas Ring are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Elisabeth Von Heigelin

Elisabeth Von Heigelin was born in 1892 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. 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 associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed 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 arose 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 first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Elisabeth Von Heigelin

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