John Mansbridge

1901 - 1981

Artist biography

John Mansbridge was a creative artist. Born in 1901, John Mansbridge passed away in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lazare Abhramof Finckelstein, Louis Jules Dideron, Johann Gittenberger, Mario Victorio Dini, and Mabel Fairfax Smith Karl.

Further Biographical Context for John Mansbridge

Born in 1901, John Mansbridge's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed 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 time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant 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 developed methods of art which were dramatic 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 importance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

John Mansbridge

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