Eugen Emil Meyer

1891 - 1940

Artist biography

Eugen Emil Meyer was a visual artist. Born in 1891, Eugen Emil Meyer passed away in 1940. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Louis Bertola, Edwin Dickinson, Paul Jean Hugues, Baekryun Huh, and Ragnar Högman.

Further Biographical Context for Eugen Emil Meyer

Born in 1891, Eugen Emil Meyer was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively 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 different major cities around the world evolved different modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched important developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared 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.