John Haverstick Muth

1907

Artist biography

John Haverstick Muth was an artist. John Haverstick Muth was born in 1907. Artists like Axel Bahnsen, Baldo Guberti, Eduards Dzenis, Giannis Georgiopoulos, and The Estate Of George Rickey were also born in 1907.

Further Biographical Context for John Haverstick Muth

Born in 1907, John Haverstick Muth grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also extremely influential among artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread worldwide.

John Haverstick Muth

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