José Luis Menghi

1904 - 1985

Artist biography

José Luis Menghi was a visual artist. Born in 1904, José Luis Menghi passed away in 1985. Artists Abdullah Ariff, Lawrence E Lefevre, Nadia Khodassievitch, Iraide De Gervais-Urban, and Guy De Jessey are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for José Luis Menghi

José Luis Menghi was born in 1904 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

José Luis Menghi

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