João Jorge Maltieira

1908 - 1986

Artist biography

João Jorge Maltieira was a creative artist. Born in 1908, João Jorge Maltieira passed away in 1986. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Manuel Bayo, Harriette Forbes-Oliver, Thelma Athey, Virginia Cuthbert, and Tadeusz Grygiel.

Further Biographical Context for João Jorge Maltieira

João Jorge Maltieira was born in 1908 and was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

João Jorge Maltieira

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