Henry Bermeitinger

1892 - 1951

Artist biography

Henry Bermeitinger was a visual artist, Henry Bermeitinger was born in 1892 and died in 1951. Artists Charles Argall, Elena M. Bebutova, Arthur Bracki, Max Andersen, and Beulah Sprague Bowers are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Henry Bermeitinger

Born in 1892, Henry Bermeitinger's creative work was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his acclaimed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which materialised 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 disciple Carl Jung.

Henry Bermeitinger

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