Flip Hamers

1909 - 1995

Artist biography

Flip Hamers was an artist. Flip Hamers was born in 1909 and died in 1995. Artists Povl Christensen, Auriel Bessemer, Victoria Ayroulet, Uberto Bonetti, and Dorothy R. Browdy are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Flip Hamers

Flip Hamers was born in 1909 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established 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. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide 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 blossomed under this way of thinking.

Flip Hamers

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