John Mckenzie

1897 - 1972

Artist biography

John Mckenzie was an artist. John Mckenzie was born in 1897 and died in 1972. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Eduard Gunzinger, Sydney Gross, Rogelio Blasco Millan, Arthur R. Herrick, and Antonie Althuijzen.

Further Biographical Context for John Mckenzie

John Mckenzie was born in 1897 and grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

John Mckenzie

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