Henri Vere Alden

1897

Artist biography

Henri Vere Alden is an established contemporary visual artist, Henri Vere Alden was born in 1897. Artists like Albert Müller, Reuben Nakian, Maurice Tabard, David Bekker, and Ben Ami were also born in 1897.

Further Biographical Context for Henri Vere Alden

Henri Vere Alden was born in 1897 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and communities of artists across the globe developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the WWI. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up 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 integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Henri Vere Alden

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