Ismène Bellos

1898 - 1979

Artist biography

Ismène Bellos was a visual artist, Born in 1898, Ismène Bellos passed away in 1979. Artists like Francis Scott Bradford, Clare Brailsford, Frits A. Van Bemmel, Frederick Blakeslee, and Luigi Amato were also born in 1898.

Further Biographical Context for Ismène Bellos

Born in 1898, Ismène Bellos' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups exploring different methods of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological uses of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of well known 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 initially established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.