Wolf Von Beckerath

1896 - 1944

Artist biography

Wolf Von Beckerath was a visual artist, Born in 1896, Wolf Von Beckerath passed away in 1944. Artists like Alexander Alpert, Leonid Gustavovic Berman, André Boll, Anne P. Anderson, and Adam Bilski were also born in 1896.

Further Biographical Context for Wolf Von Beckerath

Wolf Von Beckerath was born in 1896 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and groups of artists across the globe evolved different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological uses of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the WWI. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.