Fernand Charlier

1892 - 1973

Artist biography

Fernand Charlier was an artist, Born in 1892, Fernand Charlier passed away in 1973. Also born in 1892 and of this same generation are Jadwiga Buharewicz-Hewelke, Heinrich Angst, Louis William Bonsib, Bertoni Filho, and Artur Berger.

Further Biographical Context for Fernand Charlier

Born in 1892, Fernand Charlier was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments 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 affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these significant 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 developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Fernand Charlier

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