Gladys Milligan

1892 - 1973

Artist biography

Gladys Milligan was an artist. Gladys Milligan was born in 1892 and died in 1973. Also born in 1892 and of this same generation are Hans Klemke, Hou Xiang, Erling Dyring, Michel Kikoine, and Paul E. Barr.

Further Biographical Context for Gladys Milligan

Born in 1892, Gladys Milligan was predominantly 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 investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the world evolved many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. 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.

Gladys Milligan

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