Joseph Margulies

1896 - 1984

Artist biography

Joseph Margulies was a visual artist. Born in 1896, Joseph Margulies passed away in 1984. Artists Palmer Z. Holmes, Seth G. Barry, Imanuel Knayer, Ruth Ann Christmann-Wicks, and Pierre De Maria are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Margulies

Joseph Margulies was born in 1896 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are noted as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Joseph Margulies

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