Henry J. Darger

1892 - 1973

Artist biography

Henry J. Darger was an artist. Henry J. Darger, born in 1892, died in 1973. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Theodor Bayer, Gustave Balenghien, Franz Josef Dietl, Charles Blocteur, and Rudolf Maeglin.

Further Biographical Context for Henry J. Darger

Henry J. Darger was born in 1892 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The dynamic 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. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the world developed many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, led by the teachings of Piet Mondrian, began to practice important theories about Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These pioneering styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.