John Britton Matthew
1896 - 1980
John Britton Matthew was a creative artist. John Britton Matthew was born in 1896 and died in 1980. Artists Paul Outerbridge, Agatha Wojciechowsky, Arnold Blanch, Tillman Parker Goodan, and Ralph Johnson are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for John Britton Matthew
John Britton Matthew was born in 1896 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The dynamic 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. A variety of collectives and groups of artists across the world evolved different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological uses 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, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.