Hilde Böklen

1897 - 1987

Artist biography

Hilde Böklen was a creative artist, Hilde Böklen was born in 1897 and died in 1987. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are James Irwin Billmyer, Alois Bergmann-Franken, Antonio Agostani, Elizabeth De Bauer-Radnay, and Evan Brown.

Further Biographical Context for Hilde Böklen

Born in 1897, Hilde Böklen's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early 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 period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War spawned important developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose 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 established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.