Josy Meyers

1902 - 1970

Artist biography

Josy Meyers was a visual artist. Born in 1902, Josy Meyers passed away in 1970. Artists Cardwell Spencer Higgins, Arthur James Murch, Gwendolyn Bennett, Vincent Cermignani, and Carlos Masberger are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Josy Meyers

Born in 1902, Josy Meyers grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial 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 predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Key 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 on a global scale.

Josy Meyers

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