John Ward Mac Clellan

1908 - 1986

Artist biography

John Ward Mac Clellan was a creative visual artist. John Ward Mac Clellan was born in 1908 and died in 1986. Artists Kurt Geffers, Eric Lee-Johnson, Manuela Ballester, Anne Bonnet, and Robert Cronbach are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for John Ward Mac Clellan

Born in 1908, John Ward Mac Clellan's creative work was largely inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also extremely influential among artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified 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. Important 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 across the globe.

John Ward Mac Clellan

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