Jock Manton

1906 - 1988

Artist biography

Jock Manton was an artist. Born in 1906, Jock Manton passed away in 1988. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are Gevork Vartanovich Kotyants, Bruno Aschieri, Nils Byman, Svän Grandin, and Adeline Hugonnard.

Further Biographical Context for Jock Manton

Born in 1906, Jock Manton's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature 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 on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Jock Manton

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