Willy Buddenberg

1890 - 1967

Artist biography

Willy Buddenberg was a creative visual artist, Willy Buddenberg, born in 1890, died in 1967. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fritz Bach, John Popeye Arnold, Erna Blom, Amerigo Bartoli Natinguerra, and Bernard Bécan.

Further Biographical Context for Willy Buddenberg

Willy Buddenberg was born in 1890 and was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic 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 developments took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring different ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired 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 first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.