Joseph Marino-Merlo

1906 - 1956

Artist biography

Joseph Marino-Merlo was an artist. Born in 1906, Joseph Marino-Merlo passed away in 1956. Artists like The Estate Of Ellen Auerbach, André Guggiari, Gordon Cope, Aurel Iacobescu, and Vilho Askola were also born in 1906.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Marino-Merlo

Born in 1906, Joseph Marino-Merlo was predominantly 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 this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative developments.

Joseph Marino-Merlo

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