Otto Messmer

1892 - 1983

Artist biography

Otto Messmer was a creative artist. Born in 1892, Otto Messmer passed away in 1983. Artists like Charles Blocteur, Carlo Guarnieri, Arthur Bishop Jeffreys, Florence Marie Devos, and Karl Eulenstein were also born in 1892.

Further Biographical Context for Otto Messmer

Born in 1892, Otto Messmer's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic 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 many modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared 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 follower Carl Jung.

Otto Messmer

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