Karl Felkel

1896 - 1980

Artist biography

Karl Felkel was a creative visual artist. Karl Felkel was born in 1896 and died in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Martin Munkacsi, Dorothy Johnson Duncan, Ilie Arjoca, Maurice Ambroise Ehlinger, and Josef Büsser.

Further Biographical Context for Karl Felkel

Karl Felkel was born in 1896 and was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments 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 affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed different modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War spawned significant developments in the psychological applications 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 established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Karl Felkel

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