John Wallace Hathaway


Artist biography

John Wallace Hathaway was an artist. John Wallace Hathaway was born in 1905. Artists like Marcel Euvrard, Leo Franssen, Friz Freleng, Willi Döhler, and Gábor Gyimesi Kovács were also born in 1905.

Further Biographical Context for John Wallace Hathaway

Born in 1905, John Wallace Hathaway was largely inspired by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.