Jan Auerbach

1899 - 1950

Artist biography

Jan Auerbach was a visual artist, Jan Auerbach, born in 1899, died in 1950. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Athanase Apartis, Anselme Boix-Vives, Annie Aylward, Amos Lee Armstrong, and Lucio Fontana.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Auerbach

Jan Auerbach was born in 1899 and was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological intentions 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 primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.