Helene Bieberkraut

1896 - 1983

Artist biography

Helene Bieberkraut was a visual artist, Helene Bieberkraut, born in 1896, died in 1983. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Siassie Ateitoq, Filippo De Pisis, Joseph Ancill, Hans Bandi, and Vlasta Ambrozová.

Further Biographical Context for Helene Bieberkraut

Helene Bieberkraut was born in 1896 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. 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 associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed different modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched significant developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which sprung up 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.