Erwin Henning

1901 - 1993

Artist biography

Erwin Henning was a creative visual artist. Born in 1901, Erwin Henning passed away in 1993. Artists like Louis Granata, Werner Göritz, Rosario Cabrera, Jan Duchene, and Juan Estiarte Samso were also born in 1901.

Further Biographical Context for Erwin Henning

Erwin Henning was born in 1901 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural significance, and developed to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Erwin Henning

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