1898 - 1979
Eugen Häfelfinger was a creative artist. Eugen Häfelfinger was born in 1898 and died in 1979. Artists like Paul Garin, Alfred Courmes, Hans Figura, Florence Prince Ewing, and Teonesto De Abate were also born in 1898.
Further Biographical Context for Eugen Häfelfinger
Born in 1898, Eugen Häfelfinger grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and groups of artists across the globe evolved different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the WWI. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.