Gerard Huijsser

1892 - 1970

Artist biography

Gerard Huijsser was an artist. Born in 1892, Gerard Huijsser passed away in 1970. Also born in 1892 and of this same generation are Julian Phelps Allan, Paule Crampel, Enrique Brañez De Hoyos, Carlo Guarnieri, and Eduardo Alvarez.

Further Biographical Context for Gerard Huijsser

Gerard Huijsser was born in 1892 and was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, developed in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives 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 incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Gerard Huijsser

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