Else Hege

1898 - 1981

Artist biography

Else Hege was a creative visual artist. Born in 1898, Else Hege passed away in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arnold Auerbach, Alastair Dallas, Pere Gussinyé, Katherine Gridley Cahill, and Gumana Birrikidji.

Further Biographical Context for Else Hege

Born in 1898, Else Hege was largely inspired 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 evolved a variety of modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched important 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 first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Else Hege

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