Hendrikus Johannes Balsink

1891 - 1966

Artist biography

Hendrikus Johannes Balsink was a creative visual artist, Born in 1891, Hendrikus Johannes Balsink passed away in 1966. Artists Ruth A. Anderson, Emil Bauer-Schachtler, Clémence Louise Burdeau, Bertha Ballou, and Alma E. Bostick are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Hendrikus Johannes Balsink

Born in 1891, Hendrikus Johannes Balsink was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and established the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Hendrikus Johannes Balsink

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