John Dana Bashian

1897 - 1975

Artist biography

John Dana Bashian was a creative artist, John Dana Bashian was born in 1897 and died in 1975. Artists Catul Bogdan, Lewis Anderson, Gustave Anthone, Ali Baba, and Mary Elizabeth Atkins are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for John Dana Bashian

Born in 1897, John Dana Bashian was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups exploring different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and established the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

John Dana Bashian

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