Léon Casasus

1896 - 1981

Artist biography

Léon Casasus was an artist, Léon Casasus, born in 1896, died in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Olga Bontjes Van Beek, Dr. John I. Perl, Eva Collin, Oscar Brentzell, and Eleonora Braig-Rozanek.

Further Biographical Context for Léon Casasus

Born in 1896, Léon Casasus was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological uses of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and established the careers of famous 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 developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Léon Casasus

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